Purpose of the review: Pharmacology remains the mainstay of treatment for hypertension across the globe. In what may seem like a well-trodden field, there are actually an exciting array of new pathways for the treatment of hypertension on the horizon. This review seeks to discuss the most recent research in ongoing areas of drug development in the field of hypertension.
Recent findings: Novel areas of research in the field of hypertension pharmacology include central nervous system regulators, peripheral noradrenergic inhibitors, gastrointestinal sodium modulators, and a counter-regulatory arm of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This review discusses these pathways in a look into the current status of emerging pharmacological therapies for hypertension.
Keywords: Future hypertension therapy; High blood pressure; Hypertension; Hypertension drugs; Hypertension medication; Pharmacological therapy.