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New target found for disease of the heart's smallest blood vessels

06:28 EDT 12 Aug 2019 | Science Daily

When we race walk, for example, part of our healthy heart muscle may want a little more blood and oxygen, so our tiniest blood vessels send a message upstream to the larger vessels to send more. Researchers have found that a chemical in our bodies known to help blood vessels dilate also sends that signal to the larger blood vessels that more blood is needed.

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