Endocrine Regulation of Blood Pressure



 

This presentation will provide an overview of the factors that affect blood pressure and how the endocrine system plays an important role. Endocrine disorders that may present with high blood pressure will be reviewed. A focused discussion on primary hyperaldosteronism will explain how this disorder results in hypertension, and how laboratory testing is critical for its diagnosis. Finally, the problem of low blood pressure will be discussed, and laboratory testing for diabetes insipidus (which may present with low blood pressure) will be outlined.

Originally presented on June 1, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Lecture Presenter

Grace M. Kroner, PhD

Grace M. Kroner, PhD

Clinical Chemistry Fellow
ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Kroner graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010 with a BA in Biology and Classics before pursuing a PhD in Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Her work investigated the maintenance of bacterial chromosome architecture and the role of the bacterial global transcription regulator Lrp in regulating cells' response to nutrient starvation.


Objectives

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List the hormones that regulate blood pressure.
  • Compare the presentation of endocrine diseases that may cause hypertension.
  • Interpret laboratory testing results for primary hyperaldosteronism and diabetes insipidus.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories