|Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure|
JNC 7 Complete Report: The Science Behind the New Guidelines
This complete version of the updated guidelines for hypertension is written for the health care professional who wants to understand the science behind the new recommendations on high blood pressure. The JNC 7 Complete Report focuses on the new evidence, including a revised treatment algorithm, drug tables, and more. Get this for the health professional or researcher who needs to understand the full scope and significance of the new findings on high blood pressure.
At the request of PAHO's Member States, the Organization translated this guide into Spanish. Click above to the right on "español" to access the Spanish version.
PAHO's Chronic Disease Project has kept up with the various guides disseminated since then, especially the 2007 Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension from the The Task Force for the Management of Arterial Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension and of the European Society of Cardiology, which appear in the Journal of Hypertension 2007, 25:1105–1187). PAHO also wishes to highlight the upcoming revised version of the guidelines published on this page, to be launched soon as JNC 8.
|Eat Less Salt, Live Longer|
The World Hypertension League is highlighting salt and high blood pressure as the two silent killers for this year’s observance of World Hypertension Day, Sunday, May 17. This is an international event with public activities taking place worldwide to raise awareness about high blood pressure.
First Round of Community Cardiovascular Health Promoters Receives Diplomas (INCAP, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 26 June 2008) With their graduation on 26 June 2008 at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in Guatemala City, the country now has 29 new certified cardiovascular health promoters. (26/Jun/2008)
4th Pan American Congress to Promote Vegetable and Fruit Consumption (Santiago, Chile, 28-30 August 2008) The objectives of this event are to: (1) Promote vegetable and fruit (V&F) consumption; (2) Allow for exchange of experiences and lessons learned; (3) Disseminate the latest research findings; (4) Discuss new marketing strategies. (30/May/2008)
CARMEN School International Course: Social Marketing and Preventing Child Obesity (Santiago, Chile, 26–27 August 2008) The objectives of this course are to Identify the principles that characterize social marketing and planning programs using the marketing mix (the "4 Ps": Product, Price, Place/ distribution, and Promotion). (30/May/2008)
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization