Interventions to Improve Microvascular Function - Implications to Older Adults

Des Moines, IA US
November 8, 2019


There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


Microvascular dysfunction is an early indicator of cardiovascular disease progression. In healthy older adults, a decline in microvascular function uniquely predisposes them to cardiovascular disease. Dr. Lang's lab uses a skin model to examine in vivo the underlying mechanisms that may explain these functional deficits in older adults. They have also tested various interventions that may improve microvascular function.

In his talk, Dr. Lang aims to describe the mechanistic deficits in microvascular function that occur with primary aging and recommend strategies to maintain or improve microvascular function.


James Lang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Iowa State University

Full biography.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2019 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/08/2019 - 1:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1445

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.



Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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