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American Heart Association

July 2019

Latest Insights into Hypertension Management

July 26
CT United States + Google Map
$20
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This session covers the latest research on hypertension management, including the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), where Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, FAHA discusses the benefits of using an intensive treatment algorithm, and the GATEWAY Randomized Trial, where Carlos Schiavon, MD, FACS discusses the effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with hypertension. A presentation on the global burden of hypertension is also part of the session, as well presentations on other trials.

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August 2019

Using Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring to Diagnose and Manage High Blood Pressure

August 14
CT United States + Google Map
Free
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This one-hour activity trains physicians, their care teams and other participants registered for the AMA/AHA joint initiative Target: BP on the appropriate use of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) in clinical practice. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults recommend the use of SMBP to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension when office blood pressures (BPs) are high. The 2017 AHA/ACC also recommends…

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September 2019

Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions

September 5 - September 8
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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$985.00
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Considered one of the most important medical meetings on this subject in the world, the conference includes oral and poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted by clinical and basic researchers, followed by discussions led by leading authorities. With experts in the fields of hypertension and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity, and genetics, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with cross-disciplinary researchers from around the world. This meeting also includes several interactive sessions specifically designed to…

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2019 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk

September 29
Mohegan Reservation, 13 Crow Hill Road
Uncasville, CT 06382 United States
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By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach us all how to live longer and be Healthy For Good. Take a few minutes to consider the lives you are going to help change for the better through your leadership and donations. We’re talking more moms, dads, brothers, aunts and babies' lives saved. Help keep hearts everywhere beating. Let’s take steps together to…

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October 2019

Act Rapidly: The Importance of Treating Your Patients’ High Blood Pressure Enduring Webinar

October 16
CT United States + Google Map
Free
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This one-hour webinar will be used to train physicians and other care team members registered for the AHA/AMA joint Target: BP™ initiative, on the “Measure Accurately” component M.A.P. Framework. M.A.P. stands for Measure Accurately, Act Rapidly, and Partner with Patients, Families and Communities. Blood pressure variability, poor blood pressure measurement technique and white-coat effect contribute to uncertainty about what a patient’s true blood pressure is.  This uncertainty about the reliability of a patient’s blood pressure reading is a leading cause…

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November 2019

Target BP Webinar: Translating AHA’s New Scientific Statement on the Measurement of Blood Pressure into Practice (Enduring Webinar)

November 13
CT United States
Free
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This one-hour webinar trains physicians and other care team members registered for the AHA/AMA joint Target: BP initiative, on the new Measurement of blood pressure (BP) in humans and demonstrates how resources available in Target: BP support translating the evidence into practice. The webinar highlights the major recommendations of the new statement from the American Heart Association including: Device selection, validation, and calibration Role and use of 24-hour ABPM and HBPM in diagnosis and management of hypertension The importance of…

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