Symposium — Saturday, April 22, 2017 — 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM — , Room W196B
Microcirculatory Society (MCS) — Chair: Paul Chantler — Co-Chair: Mark Olfert
There is a large body of epidemiological and experimental evidence the mental anxiety and depression in life can alter physiologic function and contribute to chronic disease, however understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the pathophysiology leading to chronic disease is still in its infancy. In this regard, animal models of depression are starting to reveal novel insights into the biological effects on the cardiovascular and microvascular. The purpose of this symposium is a sojourn into recent studies that examines the microvascular consequences in rodents that experience depression-like and anxiety producing stress.