New York, N.Y., May 16, 2014 Considered the "silent killer," high blood pressure affects approximately one billion people worldwide, including one in three adults in the United States. From May 16 20, 2014, hypertension healthcare providers and researchers from around the world will gather at the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) in New York City to discuss new scientific findings, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and new treatments for hypertension. During the conference, more than 200 new studies about the epidemic will provide the most up-to-date information about how to prevent, diagnose and control hypertension and its associated cardiovascular diseases.
Among the findings from the ASH meeting is research that suggests the Affordable Care Act may help ensure that millions more Americans will have hypertension treatment options; quantifies the reliability of hypertension videos posted on YouTube; evaluates the downsides of iPhone blood pressure monitors; examines why some people crave salty foods; and analyzes seasonal internet search results for information about hypertension. In addition to the new research, information on national and international hypertension guidelines and renal denervation will be presented.
Domenic Sica, M.D., ASH President-Elect and 2014 Scientific Program Committee Chair adds, "The ASH meeting brings together the world's best critical thinkers and scientists in clinical hypertension so we can collaborate on providing the highest level of care for patients with hypertension today and work toward improved treatment and patient outcomes for the future."
Use of YouTube and Google to Search and Find Accurate Hypertension Information
The Internet has made it possible for anyone to claim to be an "expert" and offer health information to the masses. Nilay Kumar, M.D., attending physician at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Mass. and instructor
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