Science News: HBPR 2012 Saturday

Updated:Dec 12,2014

Science News from High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012


  |  Oral Presentations  |  Related Statistics  | Final Program

The Harriet Dustan Lecture (8:30–10 a.m.)    |  About the Award
The Renin-angiotensin System in Obesity and Vascular Diseases
Lisa Cassis, PhD
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky .
Presentation Slides

Oral Session VIII
Concurrent A: Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (8:30–10 a.m.)
 Chronic Intrarenal Ghrelin Receptor Antagonism Delays the Onset and Attenuates the Magnitude of High Fat Diet-Induced Hypertension in Dahl Salt-Sensitive Rats
Brandon A. Kemp
Univ of Virginia Sch of Med,Div of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Charlottesville, Va.

Concurrent B: Brain Mechanism (8:30–10 a.m.)
 Knockdown of ACE2 in the Paraventricular Nucleus Partially Reverses the Protective Effects of Brain ACE2 in DOCA-salt Hypertension
Huijing Xia
Louisiana State Univ Health Science Ctr, New Orleans, La.


Oral Session IX
Concurrent A: New Clinical Concepts (10:30 a.m.–noon)
 Systems Biology Approaches to Exploring Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Blood Pressure Regulation
Tianxiao Huan
NHLBI Framingham, Mass.


Related Statistics   
  • In 2008, the prevalence of end-stage renal disease was almost 548,000 with over 112,000 new cases being reported.
  • The USRDS estimates that by 2020, more than 700,000 Americans will have end-stage renal disease.
  • Nearly 26 million people (13%) in the United States have chronic kidney disease, and most are undiagnosed. Another 20 million are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease.
  • The subsequent stroke risk of preeclampsia may be mediated by a 3.6- to 6.1-fold higher later risk of hypertension and a 3.1- to 3.7-fold higher later risk of diabetes, depending on whether the preeclampsia was mild or severe.
  • Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2012 Update

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