Investigating The Effects Of Retrograde Blood Flow In Hypertension
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Helena Miguens Rocha is a PhD student that currently works at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). Her current project is 'The impact of obesity on endothelial responses to mental stress mediated by angiotensin II.'

                       

Investigating The Effects Of Retrograde Blood Flow In Hypertension

The endothelium, which is the inner cell layer of our vessels, is heavily associated with the maintenance of cardiovascular health. In health conditions, the endothelium is responsible for the production and release of several substances, such as nitric oxide (NO) and endothelin-1, which help keep the endothelium functioning properly. However, in the presence of inflammation and mechanical damages to the endothelium, it becomes the site for the formation of plaques of fat and immune cells. The formation of these plaques...

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