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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Hypertension and AKI in Pregnancy

November 09, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 202, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Preeclampsia and AKI in pregnancy impose risks to the mother and fetus. This session summarizes the mechanisms causing cardiac and cerebrovascular dysfunction in preeclampsia and outlines mechanisms and novel therapeutic options for AKI during pregnancy.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the cardiac and cerebral consequences of preeclampsia
  • Explain the basis for AKI during pregnancy
  • Outline new treatment options for AKI in pregnancy

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Eman Y. Gohar, MS, PhD
  • Jennifer M. Sasser, PhD


  • Postpartum Cardiac Dysfunction After Preeclamptic Pregnancy
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Sarosh Rana, MD, MPH
  • Cerebrovascular Consequences of Hypertensive Pregnancy
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Eliza C. Miller, MD 
  • The Spectrum and Significance of AKI in Pregnancy
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Vesna D. Garovic, MD, PhD 
  • Management of AKI in the Pregnant Patient
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Ursula C. Brewster, MD