The authors designed a blood analysis which detects whether this mechanism is damaging the heart, which in turn makes possible the use of therapeutic techniques to block the mechanism. The article opens a new path for the understanding of cardiac insufficiency in hypertensive patients, as well as early detection and possible prevention of cardiac damage.
5 years after first diagnosis, the survival rate is less than 50%
As is known, cardiac insufficiency is the clinical situation which results from the majority of chronic cardiac diseases. The prevalence of cardiac insufficiency has been increasing considerably for many years, and has come to be an issue of epidemic proportions. Along with the magnitude of the problem, there is also its severity: 5 after initial diagnosis, the survival rate of the patients is below 50%.
The damages caused in the heart by arterial hypertension (the so-called hypertensive cardiopathy) constitute the principal cause of cardiac insufficiency, especially in women of advanced age. For over 15 years, scientists belonging to the CIMA of the University of Navarra have been researching the mechanisms responsible for these damages, as well as means for early detection and effective treatment.
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