High blood pressure can be caused by a common virus according to a study carried out by a team of Chinese doctors could lead to better treatment for millions of people all over the world.
The team of Beijing Chaoyang hospital Cardiology Centre says that it has found the first evidence of a link between the Human Cytomegalovirus and the most common form of hypertension or high blood pressure.
The virus infected most people at some time during her life, but often no symptoms, causes, so goes undetected.
One of the report authors, Yang Xinchun, said that eventually the development of a vaccine to control or to prevent high blood pressure could lead to the results.
“If we can get conclusive evidence for the relationship, we better medical vaccines and remedies can get for high blood pressure,”, said Cardiology Yang, head of the Centre.
However, he added that it was too early to say when a vaccine could be available and was his research in the early stages.