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ISC 2018 Presidential Address

AHA|ASA President John Warner, MD, opens the International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles with a look at some of the most recent advances in stroke care and treatment, and insight into the future.
  • This guideline is an update of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute publication, “The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure” (JNC 7) and is a comprehensive resource for the clinical and public health practice communities.
  • Previous guidelines identified high blood pressure as ≥ 140/90 mm Hg. This guideline now defines high blood pressure to be anyone with a systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 130 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 80 mm Hg.
  • The change will mean more patients are diagnosed with hypertension. To improve blood pressure control and reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in these patients, a small percentage of them will be asked to take medications while the majority will be recommended for nonpharmacological interventions with healthy lifestyle changes.

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Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2018

Sept. 6-9, 2018
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

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Council on Hypertension

Joey Granger, Ph.D, FAHA

The mission of the American Heart Association's Council on Hypertension is to help achieve the association's objectives of "building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke” by promoting the discovery, translation and dissemination of basic, clinical and population-based research and supporting cutting-edge clinical practice and education on the causes, consequences and treatment of hypertension.

Joey Granger, Ph.D, FAHA
Chair, Council on Hypertension

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Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD)

Núria M. Pastor-Soler, MD, PhD, FASN

The American Heart Association (AHA) Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD) mission is to reduce cardiovascular-related disability and death through research, communication, advocacy and education about the kidney.

Kidney disease is a major cause and a consequence of cardiovascular disease. Chronic renal insufficiency is thought to be an independent risk factor for developing hypertension, vascular disease, atherosclerosis and other morbidity and mortality risk factors. Patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes are also at high risk for developing kidney failure.

Núria M. Pastor-Soler, MD, PhD, FASN
Chair, Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease

Hypertension Scientific Sessions       Hypertension       KCVD Council Awards

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

Nancy T. Artinian, PhD, RN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN

It is an honor and privilege to serve as Chair of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN). I am looking forward to working with all of you to build upon what previous leaders have accomplished.

Nancy T. Artinian, PhD, RN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

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