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Published on Jun 22, 2012
Nearly one in four adults in the U.S. have hypertension-- or high blood pressure. It's called the silent killer, because it typically has no symptoms, and if untreated it can lead to a heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening problems. But medication doesn't work on everyone. That's why Scripps Clinic in La Jolla is doing a clinical trial on a procedure that jolts the kidneys into controlling high-blood pressure.