The 2017 ACC-AHA Hypertension Guideline proposes a new definition of hypertension, and advocates lower blood pressure treatment thresholds and goals for many individuals with high blood pressure. As a result, more elderly patients are diagnosed with hypertension and are treated more aggressively with medications. Drs. Voora and Hinderliter will discuss the pros and cons of … Continued
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Speaker: Elizabeth Murphy, Ph.D, National Institutes of Health
Anil Kishin Gehi, MD, professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, has been awarded the Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professorship in Electrophysiology. The professorship is designed to recognize an outstanding clinician, teacher, and scholar–who is a leader in the field of electrophysiology–from the division of cardiology and the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.
Speaker: Yoh-suke Mukouyama, Ph.D, National Institutes of HealthTopic:Macrophage control of neuronal and vascular development Brief summary: Macrophages have diverse functions in immunity as well as in homeostasis, yet their functions during organ development remain largely undefined. Our work employs high-resolution whole-mount imaging and genetic tools to determine how embryonic tissue-resident macrophages influence neuronal and vascular … Continued
Speaker: Mahesh Sharma, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at UNC; Chief, Section of Congenital Cardiac Surgery; and Co-Director, North Carolina Children’s Heart CenterTopic: Failing Fontan Circulation in Adult Congenital Heart Disease