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Educational resources

Council on Hypertension

ESC Congress 2017: hypertension scientific resources

Highlights on hypertension

Watch this highlight session presented by Prof. Giovanni De Simone.

Discussant review: SPYRAL HTN OFF-MED Study

Watch this hot line session presented by Prof. Bryan Williams

Learn more about the SPYRAL HTN OFF-MED Study

 Diagnosis and management of target organ damage in hypertension

Watch these sessions organised by the Council on Hypertension


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Focus on blood pressure

 How to measure blood pressure

View these presentations chaired by Prof. Renata Cifkova and Prof. Giuseppe Mancia 

Mobile health applications to improve blood pressure control

Watch Prof. Gianfranco Parati presentation

Blood pressure targets: is 120 too low?

Watch this debate session

Joint sessions

Joint session with the Romanian Society of Hypertension during the Congress of the Romanian Society of Hypertension in Bucharest - 17 September 2016

Discover Antonio Coca's presentation: What target blood pressure levels are the optimal for cardiovascular prevention?

Discover Renata Cifkova presentation: Hypertension in teenagers

Joint session with the Working Group on Cardiovascumar Pharmacotherapy at EuroCVP 2016 Congress in Tel Aviv - 29-30 May 2016

Discover Antonio Coca's presentation: The best therapy for resistant hypertension after the Pathway study

ESC Congress 2016: hypertension scientific resources


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Highlights on hypertension


Watch this highlight session on hypertension presented by Professor Bryan Williams, Chairman of the Council on Hypertension. The following topics are developed:

Hypertension and CVD prevention

  • Nature's randomized trial of blood pressure and cholesterol lowering
  • Lowering blood pressure How low should we go?
  • Optimal blood pressure lowering in coronary artery disease patients: blood pressure in cad

More device-based treatments for hypertension

  • Pacemaker-mediated programmable hypertension control (phc) therapy
  • Sensitizing the baroreceptor to lower blood pressure in resistant hypertension

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New tools in the evaluation of hypertension

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Debate session on SPRINT

Should Guidelines "SPRINT" to lower blood pressure targets?

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Diagnosis and management of target organ damage in hypertension

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Current challenges and future perspectives in hypertension

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Highlight on the SPRINT Study

by Prof. Giovanni de Simone FESC, FACC, FAHA

Read the article by Prof. de Simone relating to the SPRINT Study

Cardiopulse articles

The CardioPulse articles published in the European Heart Journal cover the following topics:

  • The European Society of Cardiology Council on Hypertension
  • The SPRINT trial results
  • The use of devices to treat hypertension
  • Dr Melvin Lobo, MBChB, PhD, FRCP, FBHS
  • Catheter-based renal denervation for hypertension treatment: update 2015
  • Noise pollution and arterial hypertension
  • Rene Laennec lecture on clinical cardiology, at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015


Read the CardioPulse articles.

European Heart Journal (2016) 37, 924–936 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw016

Hypertension at ESC Congress 2015

Review of the study on "Amiloride/hydrochlorothiazide versus individual diuretic effects on glucose tolerance and blood pressure" (pathway 3)

by Antonio Coca


Arterial stiffness can be considered a marker of microvascular damage

Watch this enlightening presentation by Michael Hecht Olsen.

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5 presentations about "The treatment of hypertension in new frontiers"

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by Bryan Williams, Gordon Thomas McInnes,  Jesus Enrique Isea Perez and Jorge Sison

5 presentations about "Renovascular hypertension: how, when and if to intervene"

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by Renata Cifkova, Peter W. De Leeuw,Thomas Zeller and Christopher J. Cooper

Experts words - Ambulatory pressure monitoring - challenges in hypertension

With Bryan Williams, Paolo Verdecchia and Kazuomi Kario

Experts words - Renal denervation update and device therapies for resistant hypertension

With Bryan Williams and Felix Mahfoud

ESC TV 2015 - ESC/ERS Guidelines - Pulmonary Hypertension

With Miguel Angel Gomez Sanchez, Antonio Vaz Carneiro, Nazzareno Galié and Marc Humbert

ESC TV 2015 - Hot Line Session - Hypertension

For the first time during an ESC Congress meeting, an Hot Line session was fully dedicated to Hypertension. Watch this video and experience ESC Congress in London as if you were there.

Chairpersons: Genevieve Anne Derumeaux and Issei Komuro

Presenters: Hisao Ogawa, Thierry Gillebert, Bryan Williams, Giuseppe Mancia, Morris Brown, Antonio Coca and Milton Packer

Hypertension at ESC Congress 2014

Watch the enlightening debate between Prof. Williams and Prof. Krum: Beta blockers are not first choice for the routine treatment of hypertension: Pro/Con.

Watch the webcast and access to slides and report.

Hypertension in young women: from pre-conception through pregnancy

Watch the presentation of Prof. Cifkova and access  to slides and report.

Patient assessment in the treatment of hypertension

Watch the presentation of Prof. Kahan about Patient assessment and access to  slides and report.

Find all the webcasts, slides and reports about Hypertension at ESC Congress 2014 here.