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 An update on Hypertension-2018

An update on Hypertension-2018

The Course is designed to help Cardiologist and General Physicians in understanding the Management of Hypertension. At the end of this course, participants will get an update on New Hypertension Guidelines and will help them in Awareness, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension.

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About this Course

Objective of the course: To be able to Diagnose and Treat Hypertension

Hypertension (HTN or HT) also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.High blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms.Long-term high blood pressure is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and dementia.
Hypertension is of high risk with today's changing lifestyle.

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The World Health Organization has identified hypertension, or high blood pressure, as the leading cause of cardiovascular mortality.The World Hypertension League (WHL), an umbrella organization of 85 National Hypertension societies and leagues, recognized that more than 50% of the Hypertensive population worldwide are unaware of their condition.To address this problem, the WHL initiated a global awareness campaign on Hypertension in 2005 and dedicated May 17 of each year as World Hypertension Day (WHD).
For an accurate diagnosis of Hypertension to be made, it is essential for proper blood pressure measurement technique to be used.Improper measurement of blood pressure is common and can change the blood pressure reading by up to 10 mmHg, which can lead to misdiagnosis and misclassification of hypertension.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Gurpreet S. Wander

DMC, Ludhiana

Dr. G S Wander Passed MD and DM in Cardiology both from PGIMER, Chandigarh.Presently he is working as Professor and Head of Cardiology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and Co-ordinator of Hero DMC Heart Institute. Dr. Wander is awarded Dr. K.Sharan Cardiology Excellence award by IMA India for year 2004 and Dr. B.C Roy National Award 2006 for Development of Specialties.

Dr. S. N. Narasingan

Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

Dr. S N Narasingan is a Specialist Physician in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, based in Chennai. He has been practising for the last four decades, since 1973. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow), and also has Fellowships from the American College of Chest Physicians and the Indian College of Physicians.He currently holds the posts of Dean of Faculty at M V Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre, as well as Adjunct Professor at The Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University, Chennai.

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Dr.Michael Böhm

University of the Saarland, Germany

Professor Böhm undertook his medical studies at the Medical School of Hannover, Germany.Prof. Michael Böhm, MD, FESC, is a professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology and Director of Internal Medicine at the University of the Saarland, Germany. Professor Böhm’s research has been recognised with a number of awards, the most important being the Theodor Frerichs Award of the German Society of Internal Medicine which he received in 1989 for the discovery of Mechanisms in Heart Failure.

What you will learn

OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Manage Hypertension
  • Find relevance of Hypertension Outcome Trials in the real world practice of medicine
  • Understand the importance of lower boundaries and interventional methods in Strict BP control

CONTENT

  • Hypertension with Comorbidities
    • Know your numbers
    • Latest Guidelines
  • Hypertension Outcome Trials
    • Management of Hypertension
    • ACCORD
    • Renin Angiotensin aldosterone System
    • Diuretics
    • ACCOMPLISH
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  • The importance of lower boundaries & interventional methods
    • Epidemiology & Risk
    • Is J-Curve relevant?
    • New Interventional techniques & Renal denervation

Course FAQs

Cardiologist,GP, Residents and Medical Students.
The course is organized into 3 modules and includes additional on resources specific to each one. Registration for the course is always open and participants may begin the course at any time.
As soon as you enroll in a course, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments become available once your session has officially begun.
Yes, some background knowledge pertaining the subject will be necessary. This course is directed towards MBBS/MD doctors.
If you pay for this course, you will have access to all of the features and content you need to earn a Course Certificate. If you complete the course successfully, your electronic Certificate will be added on a link to your Dashboard page below the completed course - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile.
Yes, relevant work experience is beneficial as the courses on docmode.org help practicing and aspiring healthcare professionals.
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