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World Hypertension Day

17 May 2023: Measure your blood pressure accurately, control it, live longer

This important world day was first held on May 14, 2005, and since then, World Hypertension Day has been an ever-expanding yearly event.

The ESC Council on Hypertension has been working on several activities to raise awareness of this widespread cardiovascular disease.

Welcome from the Chair


Working with the World Hypertension League

The theme this year is: “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer”, focusing on combatting low awareness rates worldwide and on promoting accurate blood pressure measurement methods. Its purpose is to communicate to the public the importance of hypertension and its serious medical complications, and to provide information on prevention, detection, and management. To do this requires the cooperation of healthcare professionals, the media, volunteer organisations and government in every country.

Letter from the Council on Hypertension 

Test your knowledge

Case 1

Case 2


The Council has identified some valuable resources for you.

Scientific papers


ESC Congress 2022

Live webinar 

On 24 May, the Council organised a webinar on Four effective actions to reduce the cardiovascular disease burden of arterial hypertension

Chairpersons: Sofie Brouwers, Thomas Kahan 

  • Measure blood pressure accurately - Gianfranco Parati 
  • Improve your lifestyle - Isabella Sudano
  • Assess your cardiovascular risk level precisely - Eva Gerdts 
  • Choose the appropriate drug treatment and keep taking our pills  - Miguel Camafort


If you would like to react to this webinar, or ask a question, please contact us.


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