Monday 22 June 2020. 4pm UK time.
Healthy Life Webinar 1. What to do about hypertension?
Professor Bernard Cheung, University of Hong Kong
Medicines and other ways to treat high blood pressure
Professor Albert Ferro, King’s College, London.
Professor Donald Singer, President of FPM, London.
This webinar was held in partnership with healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust.
This webinar with updates on what to do about high blood pressure is being held jointly between healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust and medical society the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.
Free webinars from healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust provide updates for clinicians, patients and carers and the public on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common and serious clinical disorders related to keeping the heart healthy and reducing the risk of other cardiovascular diseases.
The topics are of interest to a wide range of professionals interested in health including clinical trainees, senior clinicians, policy makers, academics and other health professionals.
High blood pressure is a very common preventable cause of stroke, heart attack and other serious diseases. These complications may at best cause disability and are major causes of preventable premature death in the UK and around the world. For the public in general, the lower the blood pressure the better: most blood pressure-related heart attacks and strokes occur at blood pressure levels within what many still consider to be normal blood pressure.
For people with raised blood pressure, tests are important to rule out underlying causes and to identify other cardiovascular risk factors. Blood pressure treatment is well-established as effective in helping to prevent or reduce severity of heart attack, stroke and other serious medical problems. Our speakers will provide advice on how a healthy lifestyle and effective use of medicines and other approaches will help to keep blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors in check.
Professor Bernard Cheung is the Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics and heads the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. Professor Cheung is an Honorary Consultant Physician of Queen Mary Hospital and the Medical Director of the Phase 1 Clinical Trials Centre. He is also the Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, and the President of the Hong Kong Pharmacology Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Postgraduate Medical Journal.
Professor Albert Ferro, King’s London, is a Clinical Pharmacologist. His research has focused primarily on understanding vascular endothelial and platelet function, with particular reference to the L-arginine / nitric oxide system, both in health and in patients with cardiovascular disease states. He is ex-Vice-President (2005-2007) of the British Pharmacological Society (Clinical Section) and was Chair of the London Hypertension Society between 2005 and 2009.
Professor Donald RJ Singer is a Clinical Pharmacologist interested in new approaches to personalising medicine and in public understanding of health and drugs. He is a member of the panel of experts of the European Medicines Agency and a member since 2013 of the Healthcare Professionals’ Working Party of the European Medicines Agency. He is President of the UK Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, which publishes the Postgraduate Medical Journal (founded 1925) and Health Policy and Technology (founded 2012).