In salt-sensitive hypertension, immune cells gather in the kidneys and shoot out free radicals, heightening blood pressure and damaging this pair of vital organs, scientists report.
David L. Mattson, an established hypertension investigator and academic leader at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will join the MCG leadership team July 1.
Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia are looking at new treatment targets for the retinal damage that often accompanies diseases like diabetes, glaucoma and hypertension.
There’s more evidence that a high-fat diet is bad for both younger males and females, but exactly how it’s harmful may differ between the sexes, scientists report.
Scientists find first evidence in humans that the innate system that enables us to flee danger may itself be dangerous to our cardiovascular health.
Dr. R. Clinton Webb will receive the 2018 Excellence Award for Hypertension Research.
Higher levels of oxidative stress in males results in lower levels of a cofactor needed to make the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide, researchers report.
Scientists explore how high blood pressure hurts cognition.
Sullivan selected for two national scientific honors.
A new and early target for treating pulmonary hypertension appears to be an enzyme that’s normally key to energy production but destructive in the face of this high blood pressure inside your lungs.
A Program Project Grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is helping to further understand the damage of dead and dying cells in the body.
In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new treatment target for women with hypertension whose cardiovascular systems...
AUGUSTA, Ga. – When women are hypertensive their physicians should consider measuring their level of aldosterone, a hormone that at high levels damages the cardiovascular system, scientists say. If aldosterone levels are high, they should consider...