Room G64, St Mary’s Medical School, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY

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AHSC seminar: Preventing and treating high blood pressure

At the next Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) seminar, an expert from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will pair up with an academic from Imperial College London to talk about their latest work on how to prevent and treat high blood pressure.

High blood pressure – known as hypertension – affects more than one in four adults in the UK, and increases the risk of a number of conditions including heart attacks and stroke. It is thought to have a number of causes, including age, being overweight and eating too much salt.

Professor Paul Elliott, chair in epidemiology and public health medicine at the College, will talk about the challenges of developing an effective population-wide strategy to stem the rise in blood pressure with age, and to reduce overall blood pressure levels. These strategies are aimed are reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Professor Neil Poulter, honorary consultant physician and epidemiologist at the Trust, will talk about his work to link salt intake with the origins of raised blood pressure in a study from rural Africa.

There will be a light lunch and refreshments served after the event.

For more information and to book your place, visit the Eventbrite page.