Science News: HBPR 2013: Wednesday

Updated:Dec 12,2014
HBPR 2013 SciNews Masthead

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SCIENCE NEWS coverage includes video interviews with council and program chairs, awards finalists and winners, and keynote lecturers as well as selected science and statistics related to the topics presented each day of the meeting.

Wednesday’s SCIENCE NEWS coverage previews some of the highlights of the meeting and focuses on NADPH oxidases.


High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013 Highlights: Greg Fink, PhD, Christopher Wilcox, MD, PhD, and Moshe Levi, MD.3rd ISH New Investigators' Symposium on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease: Rhian Touyz and Dylan Burger.

Related Science
From the AHA Journal Hypertension

Related Statistics
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2013 Update
Circulation. 2013;127:21-23, published online before print December 13 2012, doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.155911
  • One in three US adults has high blood pressure - 80% are aware of their condition, 71% are under current treatment, and only 48% of those treated have their hypertension controlled.
  • From 2000 to 2010, the death rate caused by high blood pressure increased 16.0%, and the actual number of deaths rose 41.5%.
  • Approximately 69% of people who have a first heart attack, 77% of those who have a first stroke, and 74% of those who have heart failure have blood pressure greater than140/90 mm Hg.
  • Hypertension is associated with shorter overall life expectancy, shorter life expectancy free of CVD, and more years lived with CVD.
  • Those with blood pressure less than120/80 mm Hg have approximately half the lifetime risk of stroke of subjects with hypertension.

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