Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension

Posted by on June 18, 2019 11:35 am
Categories: health

Using a rat model for high blood pressure (hypertension), a common chronic cardiovascular condition, researchers found that preexisting hypertension altered normal reflexes in the lungs to affect autonomic regulation of the heart when an irritant mimicking air pollution was inhaled.

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