Animal models of hypertension: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association

Lerman, L. O. et al. (2019) Animal models of hypertension: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Hypertension, 73(6), e87-e120. (doi: 10.1161/HYP.0000000000000090) (PMID:30866654) (PMCID:PMC6740245)

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Hypertension is the most common chronic disease in the world, yet the precise cause of elevated blood pressure often cannot be determined. Animal models have been useful for unraveling the pathogenesis of hypertension and for testing novel therapeutic strategies. The utility of animal models for improving the understanding of the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of hypertension and its comorbidities depends on their validity for representing human forms of hypertension, including responses to therapy, and on the quality of studies in those models (such as reproducibility and experimental design). Important unmet needs in this field include the development of models that mimic the discrete hypertensive syndromes that now populate the clinic, resolution of ongoing controversies in the pathogenesis of hypertension, and the development of new avenues for preventing and treating hypertension and its complications. Animal models may indeed be useful for addressing these unmet needs.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Touyz, Professor Rhian
Authors: Lerman, L. O., Kurtz, T. W., Touyz, R. M., Ellison, D. H., Chade, A. R., Crowley, S. D., Mattson, D. L., Mullins, J. J., Osborn, J., Eirin, A., Reckelhoff, J. F., Iadecola, C., and Coffman, T. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Hypertension
Publisher:American Heart Association
ISSN (Online):1524-4563
Published Online:14 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 American Heart Association, Inc.
First Published:First published in Hypertension 73(6):e87-e120
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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