Translational Session

Sex and Hypertension

November 08, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 202, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. More women have hypertension with aging than men, and more women die from CVD than men. This session discusses new insights into why postmenopausal women may have increased incidence of hypertension.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe potential mechanisms responsible for hypertension after menopause
  • Explain how periodontal disease, early senescence, and endothelin may affect hypertension in women
  • Describe the sex differences in hypertension in response to androgens
  • Summarize new discoveries in obesity-related hypertension that differ between men and women

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD


  • Andrea G. Kattah, MD, MS
  • Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD