Science News: HBPR 2012 Wednesday

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Science News from High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

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HBPR 2012: Keynote Lecture--Investing...

Poster Presentations   |   Related Statistics   |   Final Program 

Keynote Lecture (6–6:45 p.m.)
Investing in High Blood Pressure Research: An NIH Perspective
Zorina Galis, PhD, NHLBI Chief, Vascular Biology and Hypertension, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Bethesda, Md.

See the article Dr. Galis mentions in the current issue of Circulation Research
On the Value of Portfolio Diversity in Heart, Lung, and Blood Research
Zorina S. Galis, W. Keith Hoots, James P. Kiley, and Michael S. Lauer
Circulation Research. 2012;111:833-836, published online before print August 13 2012, doi:10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.112.279596
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Poster Session I - Trainee Poster Session & Competition (6:45–9 p.m.)
  Identification of a Region of Rat Chromosome 1 That Impairs the Myogenic Response and Cerebral Blood Flow Autoregulation in Fawn Hooded Hypertensive Rats
Mallikarjuna Pabbidi, PhD
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

 Blends of Sesame and Rice Bran oils Lowered Blood Pressure and Lipids in Mild to Moderate Hypertensive Patients
Devarajan Sankar, MD (Bio), Ph.D
Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital

Presentation materials
 Neuron-specific (Pro)renin Receptor Deletion Attenuates Neurogenic Hypertension and is Associated With Improvement of Autonomic Function
Wencheng Li, MD, PhD
Tulane University
Presentation materials
 An Agonistic Human Monoclonal Autoantibody to the β2-adrenergic Receptor: Implications in Postural Hypotension
Hongliang Li
OUHSC, Oklahoma City, Okla.

 Dominant Negative PPARG Influences Atherosclerosis Through Distinct Effects in Vascular Endothelium and Smooth Muscle
Christopher Pelham
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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

Sponsored by the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension and the Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease

HBPR 2012 Scientific Sessions   |   Washington, DC   |   Sept. 19-22, 2012

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