By Costas Tsioufis (Athens) and Mark Caulfield (London)
Hot Issues in Hypertension
The ESH web Editor meets the world experts in hypertension.
We invite you to follow a series of interviews by ESH web Editor Costas Tsioufis with world experts in hypertension.
The interviews on Hot Issues in Hypertenson will cover academic hot topics, areas of expertise in hypertension, and also social topics such as the impact of hypertension on the public health.
Read the first interview: An interview with Alberto Zanchetti
Overview of the ESH-ISH Joint Meeting 2014
The European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and International Society of Hypertension (ISH) Joint Meeting was successfully held in Athens between 13th and 16th June 2014. Close to 5,000 delegates of different medical specialties (cardiology, internal medicine, general medicine, nephrology, endocrinology, and diabetology) converged to the meeting and interestingly one third of them being from non-European countries.
The scientific program covered a wide range of hypertension topics from epidemiology to therapeutics, and specifically reviewed the current evidence on out-of-office blood pressure measurement, blood pressure variability, and resistant hypertension management. Different sessions were focused on updated data regarding the techniques and clinical applicability of the renal sympathetic denervation and critically assessed the impact of the Symplicity HTN-3 results on future clinical practice and research. During the meeting more than 2,200 original abstracts were presented (363 as oral communications and 1,909 as attended posters) from all over the world. The top ten countries contributing to the abstracts' based scientific program were the following: Russia, Greece, Italy, Japan, Spain, China, South Korea, Ukraine, Argentina, and Poland.