Science News: HBPR 2013: Saturday

Updated:Oct 1,2013
 
HBPR 2013 SciNews Masthead

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013 is one of the most important medical meetings on high blood pressure in the world. It includes pre-conference meetings, workshops, lectures on cutting edge research, awards for excellence for late and early career investigators, and oral and poster presentations selected from submissions by clinical and basic researchers from over 20 countries. View program.

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.

Saturday’s SCIENCE NEWS coverage includes an interview with Murray Esler, winner of this year’s Excellence in Hypertension award, about his lecture, “The Sympathetic Nervous System Moves Towards Center Stage in Cardiovascular Medicine: From Thomas Willis to Renal Denervation.”

Videos
Murray Esler
Excellence Award in Hypertension Research
Jane F. Reckelhoff
Harriet Dustan Award Winner
Anna Dominiczak
Hypertension Journal Interview

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
  • 90.4% of US adults exceed their recommended target limit of daily dietary sodium intake.
  • Only 8% to 11% of whites, 9% to 11% of blacks, and 13% to 19% of Mexican Americans consume <2.3 g of sodium per day.
  • Blood pressure levels are about 40% heritable, but a large proportion of incident hypertension in women can be prevented by controlling dietary and lifestyle risk factors.
  • A reduction in the population mean blood pressure by just 2 mm Hg would result in 55.5% of US adults having ideal levels of blood pressure. Such modest reductions could result from decreased salt intake at the population level of as little as 1 to 2 g per day, with significant projected decreases in CVD rates in US adults.



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