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Fighting Hypertension Through Electrical Impulses

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Electrical impulses applied to a particular branch of the vagus nerve could be used in the future to reduce complications of arterial hypertension. These are the results of a research conducted, on animal models, by the Department of Angiocardioneurology and Translational Medicine of the I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, in Italy, and published in the scientific journal Cell Reports.

The research origins from the role that immune system plays in the genesis and development of high blood pressure, with the spleen as a main character: it is there that specific immune cells, T ...