An Introduction to Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the most significant risk factors for morbidity and mortality worldwide and is responsible for the deaths of approximately 9million people each year. Despite the availability of effective treatments, many people remain with high blood pressure that is not under optimal control. Advancing technologies are likely to play an important role in improving screening, detection and control of hypertension over the next few years.
Browse the content below where leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub, and browse the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio.
Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2020;6(1):Online ahead of journal publication.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common arrhythmias. It affected 33.5 million people worldwide in 2010, a number that is expected to double by 2050.1 AF prevalence increases with age, and approximately 25% of individuals aged 40 years or older will develop AF during their lifetime.2,3 Irrespective of age, AF incidence also increases with diabetes […]
Medical therapy for CTEPH: From biology to new treatment options
Watch leading experts involved in the care of patients with CTEPH discuss the latest issues and controversies in the medical management of CTEPH and related comorbidities
- Describe the biological and pathophysiological mechanisms of CTEPH
- Summarize the evolving data supporting the use of oral therapies
- Explain how new developments in medical therapy for the treatment of CTEPH will change daily practice
Renal Denervation in High-risk Patients with Hypertension
Heart International. 2019;13(2):12-6
Hypertension is a global health problem, with an estimated 1.13 billion individuals affected.1 Patients with hypertension, especially when resistant to conventional therapy, are at high risk of sequelae, e.g., ischaemic heart disease, haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke, cardiac failure, peripheral vascular disease and end-stage renal disease.2 Renal denervation (RD) is an emerging treatment modality which allows […]
Jean-François Obadia, ESC 2019 – Follow up from the MITRA-FR Trial
We spoke to Professor Jean-François Obadia (Civils Hospices of Lyon, Lyon, France) about the 2-year follow up from the MITRA-FR trial, and how he would interpret the differing results from recent studies into the efficacy of the MitraClip in patients with mitral regurgitation. Finally, he touches on which patients might be likely to benefit from […]
J Jaime Miranda, ESC 2019 – Blood Pressure and Community Hypertension
We spoke to Dr J Jaime Miranda (School of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru) about hypertension and the impact of introducing a low-sodium, high-potassium salt substitute on the incidence of community hypertension. He also then went on to discuss effective ways to improve control of high blood pressure in high- and low-income countries. […]
Tim Fischell, C3 2019 – Managing hypertension
Tim Fischell talks about hypertension management options, sub-optimal control and how device-based therapies offers another approach to management. Questions: 1. What are the key challenges in managing hypertension, and what factors contribute to suboptimal control? 0:05 2.How can device-based therapies for hypertension overcome these challenges, and what updates can you provide to physicians on evidence […]
Jonathan Steinberg, HRS 2019 – the ERADICATE-AF study
Professor Jonathan Steinberg (Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA) spoke with us at Heart Rhythm 2019 about the main challenges of treating patients with resistant hypertension and atrial fibrillation, and the rationale and results of the ERADICATE-AF study. Filmed at Heart Rhythm 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA. Speaker’s Disclosures: […]
Purvi Parwani, Mamas Mamas, Martha Gulati, ESC 2018 – Social Media and Cardiology
Dr Purvi Parwani (Assistant Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, CA, USA), Professor Mamas Mamas (Professor of Cardiology, University of Keele, Keele, UK) and Dr Martha Gulati (Head of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, USA) discuss social media in cardiology. Filmed at ESC 2018, Munich. View more content […]
Bernard Prendergast, ESC 2018 – MITRA-FR, MitraClip and Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Professor Bernard Prendergast (Consultant Cardiologist, London Bridge Hospital, London, UK) discusses percutaneous mitral valve repair and mitral valve regurgitation, with particular emphasis on the results of the MITRA-FR trial and the MitraClip device. Filmed at ESC 2018, Munich. View more content here. Speaker Disclosure: Professor Bernard Prendergast has nothing to disclose in relation to […]
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