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Hypertension has centre stage at ESC Munich 2018



Hypertension will have a prominent role at the ESC Congress in Munich due to the release of the new 2018 ESC-ESH Hypertension Guidelines.

Numerous educational sessions dedicated to Hypertension

However, there is so much more in the numerous educational sessions dedicated to various aspects of hypertension as well as oral and poster sessions dedicated to hypertension. All of this is conveniently housed in a dedicated “hypertension” village at the congress centre. Hypertension also features as a session in the new Cardiology in 4 days series of lectures at the ESC, designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the entire field of cardiology in 4 days at the congress. There are also detailed sessions on key topics such as:

  • Managing hypertension with a heavy heart – a focussed session on the important topic of hypertension and LVH and its consequences.
  • There is an important session on the conundrum of the management of blood pressure in the context of acute stroke
  • Debates are always popular and this year we have 2 debates, pitching the leaders of the US ACC/AHA and ESC-ESH Hypertension Guidelines against each oother, on hot debate topics, where differences exist between the guidelines, such as “should we redefine hypertension?” and “how low should blood pressure be lowered in older patients?”.
  • There is also a session titled – I don’t want to miss secondary hypertension, describing how to suspect and screen for common causes of secondary hypertension.
  • Management of hypertension emergencies is another popular topic at the congress
  • As well as a session titled Where are the new treatments for hypertension? which discusses new drugs and devices for the treatment of hypertension
  • The year in hypertension is another popular feature session which profiles the key papers in different aspects of hypertension research ranging from epidemiology, through to treatment.

This is just a sample of the many sessions dedicated to hypertension, complemented by breakfast workshops, joint sessions with the European Society of Hypertension and International Society of Hypertension, as well as state of the art lectures, aligned to the themes of the oral abstract presentations.

Hypertension: a popular topic at the ESC Congress

Hypertension is always one of the most popular topics at the ESC Congress and this is a special year with the new guidelines publishing at the same time as the congress. We hope to see you there!