Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Hypertension

Biochemical urine test to measure medical adherence in hypertension

5' education - Oct. 24, 2019 - Paris, France - Dan Lane

Decreased CV risk with an intervention targeting identified barriers to care

3' education - Aug. 31, 2019 - ESC 2019, Paris - Prof. J-D Schwalm

Community-wide salt restriction reduces blood pressure and incidence of hypertension

3' education - Sep. 2, 2019 - Paris, France - Prof. Jaime Miranda

RAAS inhibition in patients with kidney disease: Balancing the benefits and risks

10' education - July 12, 2019 - ERA-EDTA 2019 - Prof. Patrick Rossignol, MD

New recommendations of the ESC/ESH Guidelines on the management of hypertension

3' education - Feb. 11, 2019 - Prof. Bryan Williams - London, UK

Get involved in May Measurement Month to increase awareness of elevated blood pressure

3' education - Feb. 6, 2019 - Prof. Neil Poulter - London, UK

Long term benefits of antihypertensive and cholesterol-lowering treatment in hypertension

10' education - Nov. 20, 2018 - Dr. Ajay Gupta - London, UK

Screening for high blood pressure globally

10' education - Nov. 20, 2018 - Dr. Thomas Beaney - London, Uk

Importance of hypertension in CVD prevention

10' education - June 12, 2018 - Prof. Richard Hobbs - Oxford, UK - Online CME
Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with T2DM - How to apply novel outcome data with GLP-1 RA to clinical practice (1/3)

The cardiovascular challenge for primary care in diabetes

10' education - June 14, 2018 - Prof. Richard Hobbs - Oxford, UK - Online CME

The future of renal denervation in the treatment of hypertension

3' education - Mar. 9, 2018 - VBWG at ACC, Orlando, FL, USA - Prof. Michael Böhm, Homburg, Germany

Pharmacist intervention in black barbershop beats usual care at lowering BP

3' education - Mar. 12, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Dr. Ronald Victor, MD - Los Angeles, CA, USA

New ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines empasize risk assessment

3' education - Nov. 14, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Prof. Clyde Yancy - Chicago, IL, USA

Good BP measurement depends more on appropriate technique than on absence of staff

3' education - Nov. 14, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Karen Johnson - Memphis, TN, USA

Target for BP lowering differs between Europe and USA

3' education - Nov. 14, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Prof. Clyde Yancy - Chicago, IL, USA

Clinical outcomes and adverse effects comparable across various BP measurement methods in SPRINT

3' education - Nov. 14, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Dr. Sripal Bangalore - NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA.

New ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines: stress on accuracy BP measurement method and lifestyle changes ánd a new target

3' education - Nov. 14, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Paul Whelton, MD (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

BP lowering with endovascular baroreflex amplification in resistant hypertension: the CALM-FIM study

3' education - Aug. 29, 2017 - Dr. Wilko Spiering - UMCU

Take home messages of the ESC congress for better hypertension treatment

3' education - Aug. 29, 2017 - Dr. Clyde Jancy - Northwestern University, Feinberg University, Chicago, IL, VS

Well-conducted trial confirms principle that renal denervation can lower blood pressure

3' education - Aug. 29, 2017

NSAID ibuprofen increases blood pressure significantly more than other selective COX2 inhibitors

3' education - Aug. 28, 2017

E-counselling improves adherence in hypertensives

3' education - Mar. 21, 2017 - Dr. Rob Nolan, Toronto, ONT, Canada

Get involved in May Measurement Month!

3' education - Jan. 22, 2017 - London, United Kingdom - Prof. Neil R Poulter, MD (London, UK) - ISH President

How low to go with blood pressure: J-curve or not?

3' education - Nov. 12, 2016 - New Orleans, LA, USA - Deepak L.Bhatt, MD, MPH (Boston, MA, USA)

To SPRINT or not to SPRINT to a lower blood pressure target?

10' education - Aug. 29, 2016 - ESC Rome, Italy - William C Cushman (Memphis, TN, USA) and Sverre E Kjeldsen (Oslo, Norway)
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BP-lowering medication should not be used in normotensive primary prevention population at intermediate CV risk

10' education - May 10, 2016 - ACC 2016, Chicago, IL, USA - Eva Lonn (Hamilton, ONT, Canada)
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HOPE-3: Statin therapy works in everybody with intermediate-risk

3' education - Apr. 8, 2016 - Salim Yusuf MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
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PARAMETER: heart failure agent to treat hypertension

3' education - Aug. 31, 2015 - ESC - Londen 2015 - Bryan Williams
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PARAMETER: heart failure agent to treat hypertension

3' education - Sep. 1, 2015 - ESC - Londen 2015 - Bryan Williams
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PATHWAY-2: which agent can best treat therapy resistant hypertension?

3' education - Aug. 31, 2015 - ESC - Londen 2015 - Bryan Williams

Renal denervation reduces BP in hypertensive patients in absence of medications

News - Apr. 2, 2020

ACC 2020 The SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED Pivotal Trial showed that renal denervation lowers 24h SBP and office SBP compared to sham control in hypertensive patients in absence of medications.

HFSA/ACC/AHA release statement on continued use RAASi during COVID-19 outbreak

News - Mar. 18, 2020

Following the ESC statement, a joint statement of the HFSA, ACC and AHA has now been published on continued use of RAASi during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESC Position statement on continued ACEi and ARBs use in relation to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

News - Mar. 16, 2020

The ESC Council on Hypertension has released a statement, strongly recommending to continue treatment of ACEi and ARBs in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, as evidence for harmful effects of these drugs in context of COVID-19 is lacking.

Community-based intervention reduces BP in South Asian adults with hypertension

Literature - Mar. 10, 2020 - Jafar TH et al., - N Engl J Med. 2020.

A community-based multicomponent intervention led to a greater reduction in BP than usual care among adults with hypertension in rural communities in three South Asian countries.

Faster rates of BP elevation with aging in women vs. men

Literature - Jan. 27, 2020 - Ji H, et al. - JAMA Cardiol. 2020

Sex-specific analysis of BP trajectories using data of >32,000 individuals indicates that BP elevation during life span increased faster in women than in men, starting at 30 years.

Thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics superior to ACEi as initial monotherapy in hypertension

Literature - Nov. 12, 2019 - Suchard MA, et al. - The Lancet 2019

A study using data of millions of patients showed that there are no differences in effectiveness between drug classes when initiating monotherapy for hypertension, with the exception of lower risk of MI, HHF and stroke with thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics when compared to ACEi.

Hypertension medication ingestion at bedtime improves asleep ABP and reduces CVD risk

Literature - Oct. 31, 2019 - Hermida RC et al., - Eur Heart J 2019

A randomized clinical trial of hypertensive patients demonstrates that ingestion of hypertension medication at bedtime reduces asleep ABP and CVD event risk compared to ingestion upon awakening.

Biochemical urine test to measure medical adherence in hypertension

5' education - Oct. 24, 2019 - Paris, France - Dan Lane
Eline Groenland asks Dan Lane about his novel screening method using urine samples that can detect whether hypertensive patients take their drugs. This test may help to improve medical adherence.

CSI Paris Eline Groenland asks Dan Lane about his novel screening method using urine samples that can detect whether hypertensive patients take their drugs. This test may help to improve medical adherence.

Decreased CV risk with an intervention targeting identified barriers to care

3' education - Aug. 31, 2019 - ESC 2019, Paris - Prof. J-D Schwalm
In community-based studies in Colombia and Malaysia, HOPE-4 achieved reduced CV risk, better treatment adherence and healthier behavior with an intervention that targeted previously identified barriers to care.

ESC 2019 In community-based studies in Colombia and Malaysia, HOPE-4 achieved reduced CV risk, better treatment adherence and healthier behavior with an intervention that targeted previously identified barriers to care.

Oral K+-binding agent enables use of spironolactone in patients with resistant hypertension and CKD

Literature - Sep. 19, 2019 - Agarwal R et al., - The Lancet 2019

In the AMBER trial, taking concomitant patiromer enabled more persistent use of spironolactone in patients with resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease, by reducing the risk of hyperkalemia.

Community-wide salt restriction reduces blood pressure and incidence of hypertension

3' education - Sep. 2, 2019 - Paris, France - Prof. Jaime Miranda
A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial showed that a salt-substitution strategy in 6 villages in Peru lowered blood pressure and reduced incidence of hypertension by half.

ESC 2019 A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial showed that a salt-substitution strategy in 6 villages in Peru lowered blood pressure and reduced incidence of hypertension by half.

Systolic and diastolic hypertension independently associated with CV outcomes

Literature - July 22, 2019 - Flint AC et al. - N Engl J Med 2019
In a large cohort of 1.3 million participants, both systolic and diastolic hypertension were associated with composite of MI, ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke, independent of thresholds defining hypertension.

In a large cohort study of 1.3 million participants, both systolic and diastolic hypertension were associated with composite of MI, ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke, independent of thresholds defining hypertension.