Dear Colleagues,

In addition to a new RHC 2014 team member presented last time, we are also pleased to introduce you to a new format of the Resistant Hypertension Course — the RHClub — which will be running in Berlin, next month.

Course Accreditation

RHC 2014 is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 16 hours of External CME Credits.  EBAC works in cooperation with the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

EBAC accreditation certificates can be obtained on-site at the dedicated desk as from 2:00pm on Friday 21st February.


Exclusive interview with Thomas Zeller

 Thomas Zeller (Germany) answers the following questions :

- Why come to RHC 2014 in Berlin, next February?

- Why is a pharmacology-oriented session important for the participants?



Board Course vision

Effective management of hypertensive patients is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular mortality, stroke and myocardial infarction.  For all hypertensive patients, blood pressure reduction to an optimal range is the goal. Yet, despite treatment with ≥ 3 different antihypertensive drugs, in some patients, blood pressures remain above target.

Under these circumstances, a systematic holistic approach, including lifestyle counselling, antihypertensive medication adjustments and device-based therapies is key.