Science News: HBPR 2012 Thursday

Updated:Jan 30,2015


Science News from High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

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2012 Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award in Hypertension (8:30–8:45 a.m.)    |  About the Award
James Sowers, MD, FACE, FACP, FAHA
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.

Video Interview
Arthur C. Corcoran Memorial Lecture (3:30–4 p.m.)   |  About the Award 
 ER Stress in the Brain as a Novel Mechanism of Hypertension: A Tale of Scientific Discovery in a Robust Research Ecosystem
Robin L. Davisson, PhD
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Video Interview
Harry Goldblatt Award Finalists Oral Abstract Presentations (4:30–5:15 p.m.)   |  About the Award 

Prorenin Elevates Blood Pressure via the 25 (Pro)renin Receptor: Who Needs Renin When You Have Prorenin in the Brain
Yumei Feng, MD, PhD
Tokyo Women's Medical Univ, Tokyo, Japan

Presentation slides
 CD4+T Cells Play a Critical Role in 26 Mediating Hypertension in Response to Placental Ischemia
Babbette LaMarca, PhD
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

 Leptin Reduces Food Intake but Fails to 27 Raise Blood Pressure In Mice With Deficiency of Insulin Receptor Substrate (IRS2) In the Entire Brain or Specifically in Pomc Neurons
Jussara M. do Carmo, PhD
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

HBPR Council of Australia Young Investigator Award (5:15–5:30 p.m.)
 Human Amnion Stem Cells Improve Post-Stroke Outcome in Mice
Brad Broughton, PhD
Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Presentation slides  |  Video Interview
British Hypertension Society Young Investigator Award (5:30–5:45 p.m.)
 Genetic Variants Within PPARGC1β and CNTN4 are Determinants of the Cardiovascular Risk Factor, Thromboxane A2 – an Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT) Sub-study
Nina S. McCarthy, PhD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Oral Session I
Concurrent A: Inflammation, Immunity & Cytokines (8:45–10:15 a.m.)
 Angiotensin II Affects Hematopoietic Stem/progenitor Cell Engraftment and Mobilization
Seungbum Kim, PhD
University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Concurrent B: Gender Differences (8:45–10:15 a.m.)
 Regulation of Hypertension by Sex Specific T Cell Subtypes
Hong Ji, MD
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.


Oral Session II
Concurrent A: Vascular Stiffness (10:45–12:15 p.m.)
 T Cells Mediate Angiotensin II-induced Aortic Stiffening
Jing Wu, MD
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Presentation slides

Oral Session IV
Concurrent A: Salt and Hypertension (5:45–7 p.m.)
 A Rapid Method for Clinical Diagnosis of Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure
John J. Gildea, PhD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Concurrent B: Renal Hemodynamics and Renovascular Hypertension (5:45–7 p.m.)
 Renal Hemodynamics and Renovascular Hypertension Participation of Prostaglandin E2 and EP4 Receptors in Connecting Tubule Glomerular Feedback (CTGF)
Martin A. D'Ambrosio. MD
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.


Related Statistics   
  • 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 1998 to 2008, the death rate caused by high blood pressure increased 20.2%, and the actual number of deaths rose 49.7%.
  • 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.
  • Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2012 Update

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