Council on Hypertension

Message from the Chair

R. Ariel Gomez, MD, FAHA

The goal of the American Heart Association is β€œto be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.” The Council on Hypertension aligns wholly with such goals by supporting excellence in research, education and patient care.

R. Ariel Gomez, MD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Hypertension

Hypertension Science News
The Hypertension Council actively participates in the publication of scientific statements or guidelines that are important to our members. We've included those along with articles or research that cover topics of interest to our members below.

Mark Your Calendars for Hypertension 2024

September 5–8, 2024
Hilton Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

Current AHA Research Grant and Funding Opportunities

Grant and funding opportunities are posted throughout the year. Check out a complete listing of current RFPs and apply to fund your research today.

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Hypertension is one of 14 AHA scientific journals. It represents the Councils on Hypertension and KCVD.

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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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Want to get involved? 

The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help us create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke.

Looking for a new job opportunity? Check out our AHA Professional Member 2024 Featured Cardiovascular & Stroke Jobs Guide now!: View now to browse open positions from top healthcare employers!

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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.

Scientific Sessions: November 16–18, 2024
McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago, Illinois

Pre-Cons and Stroke Nursing Symposia: February 6, 2024
ISC Sessions: February 7–9, 2024
Phoenix Convention Center | Phoenix, Arizona

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