My patient presents with "uncontrolled hypertension": how to screen for secondary causes and optimise drug treatment

RHC Asia-Pacific 2013 - Discover the new presentations from the second session.

In these 3 case-based presentations you can learn how to:

- conduct a personalised, step-by-step assessment of a patient presenting with "uncontrolled hypertension"

- better understand what information is key to conclude for  resistant hypertension of secondary causes

- optimise the combinations of antihypertensive drugs before concluding to "resistant essential hypertension"

The Concluding Remarks from the Chairmen of the Resistant Hypertension Course Asia Pacific 2013

Arterial hypertension is the single largest contributor to death worldwide. One in three adults (around 1 billion people) worldwide are affected and the number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by 2025. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Southeast Asian regions indicate that the prevalence of hypertension (blood pressure ≥ 140/90mmHg) ranging from 5% to 47% in men and 7% to 38% in women causing up to 66% of cardiovascular diseases, including fatal ischemic heart disease and stroke.


Hakim Benamer, Massy, FRANCE
Rafael Castillo, Manila, PHILIPPINES
Chee Tang Chin, Singapore, SINGAPORE
Sebastian Ewen, Homburg, GERMANY

Markus Schlaich tells us about the objectives of the RHC Asia Pacific Course

Markus Schlaich, Course Director, answers the following questions:

- What are the objectives of the RHC Asia Pacific course?

- What are reasons to participate in RHC Asia Pacific?

"This very educational and interactive course is endorsed by various societies and we will make sure it is very practical and the information you'll get will be easy to implement into your practical daily activities."



Board members

Course Chairpersons
Programme Committee
Felix M.    

RHC Asia Pacific - Discover the programme update

Felix Mahfoud

Felix Mahfoud, Course Director, answers the following questions:

- Why a course on resistant hypertension in Asia Pacific?

- What key learnings from Berlin will be integrated to RHC Asia Pacific?

Felix Mahfoud talks about RHC Asia Pacific Course

Felix Mahfoud, Course Director, answers the following questions:

- What is unique about the Resistant Hypertension Course?

- Who should participate and why?

- Why promote a hypertension team approach?