High blood pressure has been identified as a high priority non-communicable disease throughout the world. All populations have stroke risks due to elevated blood pressure, clearly demanding an urgent response. The WHO HEARTS technical package is an evidence-based public health strategic approach to improving cardiovascular health and reducing disease risks in all populations throughout the world. HEARTS includes six focused modules and a guide for implementation. This package is specifically designed for the multi-discipline hypertension healthcare team in the primary care setting to maximize high blood pressure management and prevention with a practical, step-by-step approach. The HEARTS package was strengthened with the development and publication of WHO guidelines on the pharmacological treatment of hypertension in adults in 2021.
Chair: Taskeen Khan
Speakers: Taskeen Khan and Daniel Lackland
Date: 29 June 13:00 CEST
Lecture 1: Stroke Risks and Implications for Hypertension Control: An Ongoing Pandemic and Call to Action
Lecture 2: HEARTS : a public health approach to managing hypertension in primary care to reduce morbidity and mortality from stroke and other comorbidities
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.