Cardiomyopathy: Left ventricular hypertrophy and essential hypertension
This talk focuses on the diagnosis, risk stratification and management of patients with heart disease which involves essential hypertension (EH).
EH is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, mainly stroke and acute myocardial infarction, and affects almost 30% of the adult population globally.
It is also under-diagnosed and not optimally treated in a substantial percentage of the hypertensive population.
- Diagnose EH by using office and out-of-office measurements of blood pressure.
- Define and manage special hypertensive phenotypes, masked and white coat hypertension.
- Assess hypertension mediated organ damage (HMOD).
- Estimate the cardiovascular risk of a patient with EH.
- Choose the proper treatment for each individual with EH – target the suggested BP levels during treatment.
- Estimate EH in special groups (coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, age>65) and to refer to specialist care for further management and treatment.
Dr Antonis Pantazis is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.
He specialises in cardiomyopathies, including dilated, arrhythmogenic and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
He holds the position of chairman-elect at the European Society for Cardiology and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences on his specialist area of interest.
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