Hypertension

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure or arterial hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. This session mainly covers the different types of hypertension and their assessment. There are two primary hypertension types. For 95% of people with high blood pressure, the cause of their hypertension is unknown — this is called essential, or primary, hypertension. When a cause can be found, the condition is called secondary. Isolated systolic hypertension, malignant hypertension, and resistant hypertension are all recognized hypertension types with specific diagnostic criteria.

Assessment of hypertension basically includes: Confirmation of hypertension, Risk factors, Underlying causes, End organ damage & Indications and contraindications for antihypertensive drugs.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Globally, the overall prevalence of raised blood pressure in adults aged 25 and over was around 40% in 2008. Because of population growth and ageing, the number of people with uncontrolled hypertension rose from 600 million in 1980 to nearly 1 billion in 2008.The national Million Hearts initiative endeavours to increase the number of persons whose hypertension is under control, by 10 million, as part of its goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by the year 2017. 

Related Conferences:

  1. 6th Clinical Cardiology Conference, November 30-December 02, 2015 San Antonio, USA
  2. 8th Cardiologists Conference, July 18-20, 2016 Berlin, Germany 
  3. Interventional Cardilogy Conference, September 12-14, 2016 Berlin, Germany
  4. Euro Cardiology Conference, October 24-26, 2016 Valencia, Spain
  5. 8th Clinical Cardiology Conference, November 14-16, 2016 San Francisco, California
  6. 4th International Conference on Prehypertension, Hypertension & Cardio Metabolic Syndrome, Venice, Italy
  7. The Pacific Northwest Cardiovascular Summit 2015, Portland, Oregon
  8. Hypertension 2015, Washington, DC, USA
  9. 3rd Annual International Conference on Cardiology & Cardiovascular Medicine Research, Singapore, Singapore
  10. 3rd International 4 Corners of Cardiology Meeting, Melbourne, Australia

Hypertension is classified as either primary (essential) hypertension or secondary hypertension. About 90–95% of cases are categorized as primary hypertension, defined as high blood pressure with no obvious underlying cause. The remaining 5–10% of cases is categorized as secondary hypertension, defined as hypertension due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the aorta or kidney arteries, or an endocrine disorder such as excess aldosterone, cortisol, or catecholamines. Resistant hypertension (RH) is defined as blood pressure above a goal despite adherence to at least 3 optimally dosed antihypertensive medications of different classes, one of which is a diuretic. Evaluation of possible RH begins with an assessment of adherence to medications. Essential hypertension is high blood pressure that does not have a known cause. Isolated systolic hypertension can be caused by underlying conditions such as artery stiffness, heart valve problems or an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Malignant hypertension is extremely high blood pressure that develops rapidly and causes some type of organ damage. "Normal" blood pressure is below 140/90. A person with malignant hypertension has a blood pressure that's typically above 180/120. Malignant hypertension should be treated as a medical emergency.

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