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World Health Day 2013 

Control your blood pressure

Topics: Hypertension
Date: 07 Apr 2013
World Health Day, 7 April 2013, WHO and partners focus on the global problem of high blood pressure

Though it affects more than one in three adults worldwide, it remains largely hidden. Many people do not know they have high blood pressure because it does not always cause symptoms. As a result, it leads to more than nine million deaths every year, including about half of all deaths due to heart disease and stroke.

Find out more here

-World Health Organization

Guidelines

  • New ESC/ESH Hypertension Guidelines will be presented at the next ESH Congress (Milan, June 2013)
  • ESC Guidelines on CVD Prevention in clinical practice.  More
  • Direct access to chapter 4.7 of the Guidelines on blood pressure

Articles

World Health Day 2013

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posters from WHO

Recently in the press

Complementary and Alternative medicine studies take centre stage at EuroHeartCare.  More 

Free journal articles

  • Can individualized weight monitoring using the HeartPhone algorithm improve sensitivity for clinical deterioration of heart failure? More 
  • Systems-level approaches reveal conservation of trans-regulated genes in the rat and genetic determinants of blood pressure in humans.  More 
  • Protective role of vascular smooth muscle cell PPARγ in angiotensin II-induced vascular disease.  More 
  • Deranged myofilament phosphorylation and function in experimental heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.  More 
  • Macrophage migration inhibitory factor in the nucleus of solitary tract decreases blood pressure in SHRs.  More 
  • Importance of endothelial NF-κB signalling in vascular remodelling and aortic aneurysm formation.  More 
  • Suicidal erythrocyte death, eryptosis, as a novel mechanism in heart failure-associated anaemia.  More 
  • Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG-I): pathophysiological significance.  More  

e-journal

  • Carotid baroreceptor stimulation to treat resistant hypertension.  More 

Recent activities

  • EAPCI Resistant Hypertension Course.  More

Related sessions at upcoming congresses

  • EuroPRevent - Rome  More  
  • ICNC - Berlin More 
  • Heart Failure - Lisbon  More 
  • EHRA EUROPACE - Athens  More 
  • ESC Congress - Amsterdam  More 
Access resources from ESC congresses - ESC Congress 365 - on hypertension

 

ESC Communities with an interest in blood pressure

  • Working Group on Hypertension and the Heart  
  • Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions
  • Council on Cardiovascular Primary Care  
  • European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (EACPR)  
  • Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA)  
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) 

Find out more about these and other ESC Communities...

Recommendations for patients to self monitor their BP on HeartFailureMatters.org

ESC Communities