Major breakthrough in hypertension diagnosis could save billions
Hunter Medical Research Institute and University of Newcastle researcher Professor Murray Cairns, along with his Precision Medicine team, have discovered a way of predicting who will respond to blood pressure treatments to lower sodium in the body. Their findings were published this week in Circulation.
Professor Cairns says, "High blood pressure—or hypertension-related disease—kills up to 20 percent of people. At least 30 percent of the adult population has it—that's one in three Australian adults—and only 30 percent of those people get it under control."