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[Diagnostic of genetic factors affecting blood pressure and the genetic risk factorsof hypertension]

LACZIKÓ Dorottya1, RÉPÁSI Eszter1,2, RZEPIEL Andrea1,2, KEREKES Éva1, SHENKER-HORVÁTH Kinga1, KOLLER Ákos2, ELBERT Gábor3, NAGY Zsolt B.1,4

DECEMBER 10, 2015

Hypertension and nephrology - 2015;19(06)

[Hypertension is a risk factor of cardiovascular and renal diseases. Although high blood pressure usually does not show symptoms, it can lead to serious health problems such as stroke or cardio and renal insufficiency. Globally 40% of adults over the age of 24 suffer from hypertension, and the risk increases with age. The incidence is more than 70% over 65 years of age. Environmental and genetic effects are jointly responsible for the onset of hypertension, thereby determining predisposing genes is extremely difficult. Genetic variations of several genes have been identified to increase the risk of hypertension. The most common hypertension susceptibility polymorphisms occur in AGT, AGTR1, ACE, NOS3 and CYP4A11 genes. Learning about polymorphisms has clinical importance both in prevention and therapeutic processes. Therapeutic and lifestyle recommendations can be individualized by using molecular genetic tests such us PCR, microarrays, real-time PCR.]

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  1. GenePointPlus Magyarország Kft., Budapest
  2. Testnevelési Egyetem, Természettudományi Intézet, Budapest
  3. Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Egészségtudományi Kar, Pécs
  4. Genetikával Az Egészségért Egyesület, Budapest

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