Hyperbaric oxygen therapy lowers blood pressure

In an eight week study performed on rats, hyperbaric oxygen therapy effectively improved blood pressure parameters and repressed hypertension. This clinical trial used a lower pressure protocol, using only 1.25 ATA. Though this phenomenon has been observed in clinical practice, this is the first study of its kind to demonstrate the not only the link between the two, but also the possible mechanisms that may be playing the key roles <view study>