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Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat hypertension. Our work spans the full spectrum of research from basic science to clinical research to implementation.

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Don’t change blood pressure medication because of fear of COVID-19
April 17, 2020 - Viruses get inside our cells by latching onto specific proteins on the cell surface. In the case of COVID-19, the virus latches onto a protein that normally controls blood pressure. In fact, common blood pressure medications increase the level of thi
Potassium for high blood pressure? Study to test dietary alternatives to medication
November 13, 2019 - Drs. Swapnil Hiremath and Marcel Ruzicka are leading a clinical trial to identify the best way for people with high blood pressure to eat more potassium on a regular basis.
Enzyme could help develop better approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease
March 1, 2019 - An enzyme called Nox5 may help researchers develop new approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes or high blood pressure, according to a study published in Antioxidants and Redox Signalling.
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