Friday, May 13 – Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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As a major contributor to heart disease, a leading cause of death in the United States, high blood pressure (HBP) has become an alarming health concern for as many as 1 in 3 American adults, who now face increased risks for chronic kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack/heart failure.
Given its severe impact on patient health, its high prevalence, and the low control rates (more than half of Americans with HBP do not have it under control), the Society Has established the ASH Education and Research Foundation to address this national health problem and advance the detection, awareness, prevention and treatment of hypertension and its consequences.
By supporting initiatives to improve patient outcomes, promote translational research, and provide hypertension education and services to patients and health care professionals, the ASH Foundation aims to advocate on behalf of patients and health care providers with a focus on achieving blood pressure targets.