Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, March 9th, 2000
That's significant, doctors say, because the medications most frequently prescribed to treat hypertension must be taken daily and are linked to such substantial side effects that many patients won't take them. High blood pressure raises the risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart and kidney failure for some 50 million Americans; experts estimate that as many as half are not receiving treatment and of those who are, only one in every two is receiving proper medical care.
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