Introduction to Hypertension

Discover the global impact of hypertension and the role of the renin-angiotensin system in blood pressure regulation before viewing insights from experts in the fields of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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The Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS)

The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) helps regulate blood pressure and maintain homeostasis. Discover how RAS changes our blood pressure, its links to hypertension and the role ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and calcium channel blockers play in regulating the system.

Hypertension Expert Videos

International experts including Professor Bryan Williams, Professor Luis M Ruilope and Professor Rainer Düsing discuss hypertension in detailed video presentations. Explored are the different treatment options thiazide diuretics, calcium channel blockers (CCBs), and ACE inhibitors or Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs).

Hypertension webcasts

Clinical trial and real-world data are the topics in these Novartis-sponsored webcasts and include key learnings from real-world evidence and randomised controlled trials in the treatment of hypertension from Professor Luis M Ruilope and Professor Rainer Düsing.

Hypertension Quick Facts

This animated infographic video presents new concepts in 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension (ESC ESH) guidelines where changes have been introduced to tackle issues such as poor adherence, the need for wider out-of-office blood pressure measurement and the important role of nurses and pharmacists.