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Cushing, Cortisol and Cardiovascular Disease

Whitworth, Judith; Mangos, George; Kelly, John


Cushing's syndrome of glucocorticoid excess is named after the eminent Boston neurosurgeon Harvey W. Cushing (1869-1939). The recognition that glucocorticoid excess produces hypertension led to examination of the role of cortisol in essential hypertension, but it is only over the last decade that evidence has emerged to support the concept. Despite the widespread assumption that cortisol raises blood pressure as a consequence of renal sodium retention, there are few data consistent with the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Hypertension


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