Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the entire Resistant Hypertension Course Scientific Board, we would like to welcome you in Berlin and thank you for taking the time to join us, for what we believe will be an interesting and inspiring Course, with YOUR active participation.

This Resistant Hypertension Course, a joint initiative of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI), European Society of Hypertension (ESH), and PCR Organisation, aspires to provide a forum of practical exchanges, for the medical community taking care of hypertensive patients, with the aim to reflect on the state of knowledge and share acquired experience, around these patients, for whom blood  pressure normalisation is “difficult to manage”.

Building on the motto of Innovation in Education at Work, we are introducing many new things during this year’s Course. A new educational  format, the novice but challenging team member Dr. Doubt who will help facilitate lively discussions, refreshed Live in-a-box® (recorded) cases, inventive device demonstration techniques, new RHC team patients, are among the innovation proposed in 2014.

Nonetheless, the major philosophy supporting the RHC concept (Courses & Web) continues to be:

  •  to help all participants (the whole community including general practitioners) build the most appropriate decision-making process in order to develop answers to this  fundamental question which impacts their daily practice: “What is the best management and technical strategy for each individual patient presenting with difficult-to-control high blood pressure?”
  •  to ensure a successful integration of promising new techniques targeting the sympathetic nervous system, into the therapeutic armamentarium, including tips and hints for  interventionalists.

With those purposes in mind, we are sincerely happy to be here with you, to share with you, learn from you and openly exchange from peer to peer.

With kind regards,


Felix M. & Konstantinos T.

Felix Mahfoud


Konstantinos Tsioufis

RHC Course Chairman  

RHC Course Chairman

on behalf of the Resistant Hypertension Course Scientific Board


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