International Hypertension Society

September 14, 2010 09:00 ET

World's Top Cardiovascular Experts Convene in Vancouver to Discuss Global Risk Reduction at the Hypertension 2010 Conference

Cardiovascular Disease Is the Leading Cause of Death in Many Countries and Is Increasing at an Alarming Rate in Countries With Emerging Economies

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2010) - The world's leading scientific and medical specialists will present new research and discuss the current state of knowledge in cardiovascular health at the Hypertension 2010 (ISH 2010) conference taking place in Vancouver, September 26 – 30. Hypertension is a key factor leading to arterial disease, which is the leading cause of death and disease in many countries, with consequences felt in the brain, heart, kidney and other organs.

While focusing on hypertension, ISH 2010 will also address diabetes mellitus, obesity, dyslipidemia and factors such as sodium intake and blood pressure management that contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases.

What: The world's leading scientific and medical specialists will present never before published abstracts and research. ISH 2010 features keynote presentations, industry and investigator initiated symposia, oral and poster presentations and exhibits focusing on the global risk reduction theme and stressing new integrative approaches to cardiovascular diseases.

The full program and list of confirmed speakers are available at:

Who: Interviews are available onsite with select speakers and industry spokespeople. For media unable to attend, telephone interviews are available upon request.

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

When: Sunday, September 26 – Thursday, September 30

For media accreditation, interview requests or further information, please see the contact information below.

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