In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.

New perspectives for hypertension management. The contribution from progress in methodological approaches and technological developments

CRT Online Workshop - 2 afternoon sessions from 16:00 - 18:00 CET

17/02/2021 16:00 18/02/2021 18:00 Europe/Paris New perspectives for hypertension management. The contribution from progress in methodological approaches and technological developments

Access event page

contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
Online
event

Summary

Chairpersons : Prof. Gianfranco Parati (ESC), Prof. Alexandra Goncalves (Philips), Dr. David Soergel (Novartis)

 



17 Feb Replay

18 Feb Replay

 

Objectives of the workshop

Hypertension is highly prevalent worldwide, with an increasing diffusion not only in developed countries but also, and even more quickly, in Low Resource Settings. Substantial progress has been made in understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and risk associated with hypertension, with important improvement in the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to this condition.

Solid evidence has been collected showing that lowering blood pressure can substantially reduce premature morbidity and mortality, and a number of highly effective and well-tolerated lifestyle and drug treatment strategies can achieve this reduction in BP. Despite this, arterial hypertension is still too often undiagnosed and inadequately treated, and blood pressure control rates remain poor worldwide, being far from satisfactory also across Europe.

Consequently, hypertension remains the major preventable cause of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death globally. In this context, a major problem is still the poor patients’ adherence to doctors’ prescriptions and frequent physicians’ inertia in following the most recent guidelines.

In this workshop, we aim to gather patients, clinicians, academics, regulators and industry for a unique discussion on how the approach to hypertension management could be improved, focusing on future advances on diagnosis and treatment of this condition made available by progress in technology.

Questions to be addressed

  • How to reduce hypertension prevalence by preventing its appearance
  • How to diagnose hypertension earlier and more accurately, by identifying different hypertension phenotypes in daily life and specific blood pressure patterns that might carry increased cardiovascular risk
  • How to more precisely identify early damage caused by hypertension, to prevent adverse event occurrence
  • How to improve hypertension treatment and long term follow-up, also through Digital Health technologies
  • How to best meet patients‘ expectations, physicians‘ needs, and Health Care Systems difficulties in managing highly prevalent chronic conditions at a population level

Programme

View the Biographies

17 February 16:00 - 18:00

“How to diagnose, quantify and treat hypertension"

Chairpersons:   Prof. Gianfranco Parati (ESC), Prof. Alexandra Goncalves (Philips), Dr David Soergel (Novartis)

16:00 – 16:05

Welcome – Objectives of the Workshop

Chairpersons

16:05 – 16:15

Hypertension: Definition, Epidemiology, why does it matter (outcomes, impact), Patient Subtypes; Measurement Modalities

Prof. Gianfranco Parati, IT

16:15 – 16:25

Discussion

16:25 – 16:35

How to Prevent Hypertension: Education Programs for School Children and Adolescents, Education Programs for Adults

Prof. Thomas Kahan, SE

16:35 – 16:45

Discussion

16:45 – 16:55

Quantification of Adverse Consequences of Hypertension

Prof. Eva Gerdts, NO

16:55 – 17:05

Discussion

17:05 – 17:15

Current Therapeutic Landscape: How do we Measure Efficacy; Therapeutic Gaps and Unmet Needs (sleep/HTN); Device-based and Lifestyle-Changes Based Treatment; Future Avenues

Prof. Felix Mafhoud, DE

17:15 – 18:00

Panel Discussion

18:00

Wrap-up Session 1 – Let’s continue the conversation tomorrow in Session 2

 

 

18 February 16:00 – 18:00

“How can we improve patients, practitioners and healthcare systems performance" 

Chairpersons : Prof. Gianfranco Parati (ESC), Prof. Alexandra Goncalves (Philips), Dr David Soergel (Novartis)

16:00 – 16:05

Summary Day 1 – Objective of this Session

Chairpersons

16:05 – 16:15

The Patient’s View: What do Patients Want

Dr Paola Santalucia (Patients Association)

16:15 – 16:25

The Practitioner’s View: What do Practitioners Need to Better Care for their Patients’ HTN

Prof. Richard McManus, UK

16:25 – 16:35

Discussion

16:35 – 16:45

The Problem of Patients’ Poor Adherence to Treatment and Physicians’ Inertia in Complying with Guidelines.

Dr Rosa Maria Bruno, FR

16:45 – 16:55

Discussion

16:55 – 17:05

Technology Platforms to Engage Patients, Role of IT-based Solutions Including Digital Health, Telemonitoring and Mobile Health Approaches.

Prof. Enrico Caiani, IT

17:05 – 17:15

Discussion

17:15 – 17:25

Healthcare System Approaches to Risk Factor Management: What Works, What Doesn’t - Including Reimbursement Policies

Prof. Lorenzo Mantovani, IT

17:25 – 18:00

Panel Discussion

18:00

Wrap-up – Next steps – Publication