My Southern Health: Why young men should pay attention to high blood pressure

Regular blood-pressure checks could improve health and reduce cardiovascular risks, says Vanderbilt’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

doctor checking patient's blood pressure

Study tracks sodium-potassium pathway

A six-member group of biomedical scientists from Europe and the United States, including Eric Delpire, PhD, MS, professor of Anesthesiology, has been awarded a $6 million grant to study the role of dietary potassium in hypertension.

Salt, inflammation and hypertension

Vanderbilt researchers have identified a pathway that links excess sodium, inflammation and hypertension.

Madhur lands NIH New Innovator Award

Meena Madhur, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine, has received an NIH New Innovator Award, which is designed to support exceptionally creative, early-career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects.

AHA hypertension council honors Robertson, Madhur

Vanderbilt’s David Robertson, M.D., and Meena Madhur, M.D., Ph.D., were recognized by the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension during the annual Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions meeting in Orlando this week.

Nervous system’s role in hypertension

Increased activity of the “fight or flight” nervous system contributes to obesity-associated hypertension and may be a good therapeutic target for the disease.

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