American Society of Hypertension Annnual Scientific Meeting (Parts 2-6)   
Flash slide/audio
New York, NY; May, 2012

Renal Sympathetic Nerves, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease
Sympathetic Nervous System and Cardiovascular Outcomes
Stevo Julius, MD

Role of Sympathetic Fibers on Renal Function
Gary V. Desir, MD

Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension
George L. Bakris, MD

Renalase regulates blood pressure
Drs. Gary Desir, Peili Wang, Lieqi Tang, and Heino Velazquez

Comparative Outcomes in Resistant Hypertension
John J. Sim, MD

Hypertension Highlights 2012 - Part III: The Heart
Atrial Arrhythmias—Pathogenesis and Treatment
James A. Reiffel, MD

New Insights into Preserved Systolic Function Heart Failure
Prakash C. Deedwania, MD

Hypertension Highlights 2012 - Part II: The Kidney
Blood Pressure Monitoring in Chronic Kidney Disease
Aldo J. Peixoto, MD

Erythrocyte Stimulating Agents, Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk
Jeffrey S. Berns, MD

Hypertension Highlights 2012 - Part I: The Artery
Central Blood Pressure from the Framingham Experience
Gary F. Mitchell, MD

Hemodynamic Measurements to Guide Antihypertensive Therapy
Sandra J. Taler, MD

Theme II: Secondary Causes of Hypertension: An Update
When to Consider Secondary Causes of Hypertension
Anthony J. Viera, MD

Adrenal Causes of Secondary Hypertension- Pheochromocytoma and Aldosteronoma
Robert M. Carey, MD

Renovascular Hypertension
Stephen C. Textor, MD


Updated: May 29, 2016 (May29)
May29 Smoking increases risk of CKD progression in African Americans
May24 CRIC study shows a high urinary sodium excretion in CKD linked to higher CV risk.
May20 SPRINT shows lower than 120 BP systolic target in elderly results in improved outcomes
Mar30 AC6 gene therapy improves cardiac function in patients with heart failure.
Feb27 Treatment of BP below 140 systolic in persons with diabetes may be counterproductive.
Feb14 Second salty taste receptor more fully characterized in humans.
Feb02 Flu vaccine lowers risk of atrial fibrillation
Dec14 Even more news on the new HDCN Facebook page!
Dec14 A bright future is predicted for renal denervation devices.
Dec14 Primary aldo screening for resistant hypertension cost effective?
Dec01 Higher serum Mg associated with decreased risk of sudden death in dialysis patients.
Nov10 L-DOPA may delay onset of age-related macular degeneration by 8 years.
Nov10 Sprint Blood Pressure Trial article link at NEJM
Nov10 Sprint study presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions and published in NEJM.
Sep25 Giving BP meds at bedtime particularly effective in lowering diabetes risk
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Dr. Carmine Zoccali, M.D.
Postgraduate Professor of Nephrology, Director, Center for Clinical Physiology, Renal Diseases and Hypertension of the Italian Research Council, Reggio Calabria, Italy (European Editor)