Science News: HBPR 2013: Thursday

Updated:Dec 12,2014
HBPR 2013 SciNews Masthead

Thursday, September 12, 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.

Thursday’s SCIENCE NEWS coverage includes a discussion of the recently published ESH Guidelines for hypertension and their implications for clinical practice and patient care and an interview with R. Clinton Webb, recipient of the Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award.

R. Clinton Webb--Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.New ESH Guidelines

Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts
The Pressure Natriuresis Response to a Physician Visit in a Pediatric Population
Evan A Mulloy, Medical Coll of Georgia at Georgia Regents Univ, Augusta, GA; Coral Hanevold, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA; Luis Ortiz, Obioma Nwobi, Gregory A Harshfield, Medical Coll of Georgia at Georgia Regents Univ, Augusta, GA
News Release | Abstract
Premenopausal Women May Not Be Protected Against Early Vascular Disease in the Presence of Diabetes
Nestor H. Garcia, CONICET, Cordoba, Argentina; Hernan A Perez, BLOSSOM DMO, Cordoba, Argentina; J. David Spence, Robarts Res Inst, Western Univ, London, ON, Canada; Luis J Armando, Blossom DMO, Cordoba, Argentina
News Release | Abstract
Episodic High Blood Pressure in Childhood Predicts Adult Hypertension
Wanzhu Tu, George Eckert, Tamara Hannon, Marc Rosenman, Linda Pratt, Linda DiMeglio, J. Howard Pratt, Indiana Univ Sch of Med, Indianapolis, IN
News Release | Abstract
Adult Hypertension Risk is More than Quadrupled in Obese Children
Sara E Watson, Tamara S Hannon, George J Eckert, J Howard Pratt, Marc Rosenman, Wanzhu Tu, Indiana Univ Sch of Med, Indianapolis, IN
News Release | Abstract

Related Science
From the AHA Journal Hypertension
Related Statistics
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics from the 2013 Update
. 2013;127:21-23, published online before print December 13 2012, doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.155911 
  • About 34% of adults meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome.
  • A total of 120 to 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity activity can reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome and its individual components (ie, abdominal adiposity, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high glucose).
  • Of all possible ways to have 3 metabolic syndrome components, the combination of central obesity, elevated blood pressure, and hyperglycemia confer the greatest risk for CVD and mortality.

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