Vascular and neurogenic determinants of hypertension in chronic kidney disease [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Who's to blame?: Do stiff blood vessels or nerves cause high blood pressure in chronic kidney disease?

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Researchers: Prof Jacqueline Phillips (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Alberto Avolio Prof Paul Pilowsky

Brief description You are as old as your arteries, and people with kidney disease have arteries that age fast. They also have overactive sympathetic nerves, and it is not clear if the blood vessels or nerves are responsible for the high blood pressure that puts strain on the heart and other organs of these patients. We will use an animal model to determine if therapy for hypertension reduces the stiffness of blood vessels or elevated nerve activity. Our results will enable better treatments for kidney failure.

Funding Amount $AUD 508,142.07

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