Lizbeth Salazar-Sanchez

University of Costa RicaCosta Rica

Lizbeth Salazar-Sanchez, MD, obtained her PhD with Magnum Cum Lauden, at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Greifswald, Germany, in 2002. She got her Masters Degree in Microbiology (1996) and Hematology Specialization (1991) with honors at the University of Costa Rica. In 2003, she has been awarded the National Prize Research Award \the Clodomiro Picado Twight\ for her excellent work in the field of molecular markers and cardiovascular disease; she got the Humboldt Cathedratic in 2013 and she obtained the Mesoamerican Prize Research of the Mesoamerican Group in 2014. Since 2014 she is a director of the Medical School of Medicine and Director of the Medical Postgraduate Program of the University of Costa Rica. Dr. Salazar-Sanchez is a member of many scientific societies, such as the Central America Research Network of Alumni DAAD, International Society of Homeostasis and Thrombosis, Scientific Committee of the Medical College of Costa Rica, among others. With her long career and professional and scientific works in molecular medicine, she has as well excelled in the clinical aspect in her field.

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Essential hypertension is a quantitative characteristic that is important for correlating with the rate of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing countries. The etiology of essential hypertension is complex. This work, authored by renowned researchers in the field, gives updated concepts about essential hypertension. Novel advanced topics are presented in a sole document as hypertension in children; the contribution in the psychiatric comorbidities associated with it; mechanisms of omega-3 in protection against hypertension-related organ damage; oxidative stress at different levels; genetics-associated studies; the role of pollution in essential hypertension; personalized healthcare in a hypertensive patient; and hypertension-related disparities between ethnic groups. It can conclude so that essential hypertension is one of the hottest topics in contemporary medicine.

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