CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control
This session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds will explore hypertension, or high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 800,000 people die in the United States each year from cardiovascular disease, which is 1 out of every 3 deaths.
Some health conditions, as well as lifestyle and genetic factors, can put people at a higher risk for developing high blood pressure. An estimated 67 million United States adults have hypertension; almost 36 million of them have uncontrolled hypertension.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don't realize they have it. It is estimated that high blood pressure cost the United States $47.5 billion annually in direct medical expenses.
Please join us to learn about public health and clinical approaches to better identify, treat, and control high blood pressure.
Future Grand Rounds topics include cancer screening.
Janet Wright, MD, FACC
Executive Director, Million Hearts®
Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, CDC
"Hypertension: Where Public Health and Clinical Care Intersect"
Peter Basch, MD, FACP
Medical Director, MedStar Million Hearts™
Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy
MedStar Health, Columbia, MD
"What a Large Health System Can Do to Improve Hypertension Control"
Michael Rakotz, MD
Director of Population and Virtual Health. Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group
Former Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Family Medicine, North Shore University Health System, Northwestern University
"Improved Detection of Hypertension Using Electronic Screening Algorithms and Quality Improvement Measures"
Claudia Siegel, MA, MPA
Director, Office of Health Information and Improvement
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
"Surveillance of Hypertension and Blood Pressure Control: A Public Health Priority for Philadelphia"
Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds
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