Author(s): Guyenet PG
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Abstract Hypertension - the chronic elevation of blood pressure - is a major human health problem. In most cases, the root cause of the disease remains unknown, but there is mounting evidence that many forms of hypertension are initiated and maintained by an elevated sympathetic tone. This review examines how the sympathetic tone to cardiovascular organs is generated, and discusses how elevated sympathetic tone can contribute to hypertension.
This article was published in Nat Rev Neurosci
and referenced in Journal of Hypertension: Open Access