Council on Hypertension

Message from the Chair

Curt D. Sigmund, PhD, FAHA

The mission of the Council on Hypertension is "to foster excellence in hypertension research and education" in order to achieve the American Heart Association’s goal “to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives."

Curt D. Sigmund, PhD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Hypertension

Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2021

Sept. 27–29, 2021
A Virtual Event

Hypertension Simulation

Test your clinical assessment and critical thinking skills as you evaluate and manage patients with hypertension (HTN) based on newly released 2017 guidelines. In this set of 2 simulations, you will be immersed in a screen-based virtual environment where you will interact with a life-like virtual patient, complete with dynamic monitoring, dialoguing, diagnostic testing, drugs, intervention options and performance debriefing.

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Funding Opportunities

The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, ProposalCentral.


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Hypertension

Hypertension is one of 11 AHA journals. It represents the Councils on HBPR and KCVD, in cooperation with the Inter-American Society of Hypertension.


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Trainee Advocacy

The Council on Hypertension fosters the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians.


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2018 Prevention Guidelines Tool CV Risk Calculator

This risk calculator tool is used to calculate your patients’ risk for heart disease and stroke using the 2018 ACC/AHA guidelines.


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Scientific Sessions

Nov. 13–15, 2021
Boston, MA + Virtual


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