World Hypertension Day
May 17, 2018

Today is World Hypertension Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 American in 5 who lives with high blood pressure doesn't know he or she has it.

With SMA's mission to improve quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, interprofessional education, we are pleased to to be partnering with the Carolinas-Georgia-Florida Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension on November 2nd for a special joint symposium featuring topics that range from hypertension, cardiovascular disease, to global strategies. Learn more about this event at https://sma.org/education-sma/events/ash-symposium/.

If you are interested in other educational opportunities related to hypertension, you can see all of SMA's available Hypertension courses at sma.org/courses. Topics range from current hypertension guidelines, resistant hypertension and heart failure. In addition, the American Medical Association encourages visiting LowerYourHBP.org for resources to better understand your own blood pressure and also has partnered with the American Heart Association to develop the Target: BP™ initiative which is designed to prioritize blood pressure control.

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