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Neurovascular Compression and Essential Hypertension — A Possible Link?

Włodzimierz Januszewicz, Mirosław Ząbek, Andrzej Januszewicz, Aleksander Prejbisz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2001;5(2):141-146.

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Vol 5, No 2 (2001)
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Published online: 2001-06-15

Abstract

Numerous observations, both experimental and clinical, demonstrate important role of vascular compression of the left rostral ventrolateral medulla in pathogenesis of essential hypertension. Hypertension caused by posterior fossa neurovascular anomaly, appears to be an attractive idea. Microvascular decompression may lower blood pressure in some patients. Article reviews data obtained from experimental studies, radiographic findings and clinical trials. Mechanisms through which vascular compression of brain stem can influence blood pressure level are discussed. Relevance of presented data in clinical practice is argued.

Abstract

Numerous observations, both experimental and clinical, demonstrate important role of vascular compression of the left rostral ventrolateral medulla in pathogenesis of essential hypertension. Hypertension caused by posterior fossa neurovascular anomaly, appears to be an attractive idea. Microvascular decompression may lower blood pressure in some patients. Article reviews data obtained from experimental studies, radiographic findings and clinical trials. Mechanisms through which vascular compression of brain stem can influence blood pressure level are discussed. Relevance of presented data in clinical practice is argued.
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Keywords

essential hypertension; compression; medulla oblongata; autonomic nervous system; etiology

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Title

Neurovascular Compression and Essential Hypertension — A Possible Link?

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 5, No 2 (2001)

Pages

141-146

Published online

2001-06-15

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2001;5(2):141-146.

Keywords

essential hypertension
compression
medulla oblongata
autonomic nervous system
etiology

Authors

Włodzimierz Januszewicz
Mirosław Ząbek
Andrzej Januszewicz
Aleksander Prejbisz

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