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Hypertension and the Heart

Improving the awareness treatment and control of blood pressure

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ESC Working Group Hypertension Chairperson Renata Cifkova
Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

Elevated blood pressure has been identified as a risk factor for coronary heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, peripheral arterial disease and renal failure.
The mission of our ESC Working Group Hypertension and the Heart will be the improvement of awareness treatment and control of blood pressure which is very low in all European countries.
We would like to invite all the physicians and scientists working in the field of Hypertension to join us in this effort. 

Prof. Renata CIFKOVA, FESC
Chairperson 2012-2014




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First Joint meeting of the ESC Working Groups on Hypertension and the Heart & on Peripheral Circulation
24-25 October 2014
Prague, Czech Republic 
RHC 2014
2nd Edition
 20-22 February
Berlin, Germany

 Resources from the ESC Congress 2013

 ESC TV - Hypertension

Science in perspective - hypertensionImportant messages from the new hypertension guidelines