Saturday, September 14, 2013The 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 (PDF).
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.”
Excellence Award in Hypertension Research
|Jane F. Reckelhoff|
Harriet Dustan Award Winner
Hypertension Journal Interview
- Inflammation, Immunity, and Hypertension
- Dietary Salt Intake Regulates WNK3–SPAK–NKCC1 Phosphorylation Cascade in Mouse Aorta Through Angiotensin
- Amelioration of Angiotensin II–Induced Salt-Sensitive Hypertension by Liver-Type Fatty Acid–Binding Protein in Proximal
- Enhanced Angiotensin Receptor-Associated Protein in Renal Tubule Suppresses Angiotensin-Dependent Hypertension
- Salt-Sensitive Hypertension and Cardiac Hypertrophy in Transgenic Mice Expressing a Corin Variant Identified in Blacks
- AHA Scientific Statement: Sodium, Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Disease: Further Evidence Supporting the American Heart Association Sodium Reduction Recommendation
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.