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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Extrarenal Mechanisms of Hypertension

October 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

This session reviews nontraditional pathways for addressing hypertension.  

Learning Objective(s)

  • Outline mechanisms of hypertension and proteinuria in patients receiving anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) chemotherapies
  • Describe pathways by which developmental programming causes hypertension
  • Discuss the mechanisms of klotho deficiency in vascular aging and hypertension
  • Characterize the pathways by which obesity leads to hypertension

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD
  • Cell and Transport Physiology


  • Kumar Sharma, MD, FASN
  • Jennifer C. Sullivan, PhD


  • Anti-VEGF Therapies as a Cause of Hypertension
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Javid Moslehi, MD 
  • Microbiome and Hypertension
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Mohan K. Raizada, PhD
  • Aging, Arterial Stiffness, and Hypertension
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Gary L. Pierce, PhD 
  • Pathways for Obesity-Associated Hypertension
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Kamal Rahmouni, PhD