How to Dramatically Reduce Your Risk of Stroke
If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), you have one of the most prevalent disorders in the United States. Many people with hypertension don’t even know they have it. That’s because hypertension is a “silent disease” and usually gives few or no warning signs before it erupts with major complications such as a stroke.
Avoiding hypertension or detecting it early can dramatically reduce your risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. Fortunately, in most cases, the condition can be easily detected and is usually controlled with a combination of diet, exercise and medication.
The 2020 Hypertension and Stroke White Paper provides you with valuable insights on managing hypertension and preventing stroke.
The 2020 Hypertension and Stroke White Paper
Your Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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Introducing Your Hypertension and Stroke Experts
Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.A.S.P.C., F.N.L.A., is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and the inaugural Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His principal clinical and research interests involve the optimal management of atherosclerotic vascular disease, noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis, and strategies to determine who is at high—as well as very low—risk of future cardiovascular disease.
He is on the national spokesperson panel for the American Heart Association (AHA). An accomplished writer, Dr. Blumenthal has co-authored more than 500 original research articles, state-of-the-art reviews, and editorials dealing with many aspects of cardiovascular risk assessment and atherosclerosis management. Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial board of Circulation, Cardiology Today, the American Heart Journal, and the American College of Cardiology Extended Learning Center (ACCEL). He is the co-editor-in-chief of the textbook Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease and the ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology. He was chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Committee on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease for four years and is the dyslipidemia section editor for the ACC’s website.
Dr. Blumenthal served as co-chair of the ACC/AHA committee that developed the 2019 Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He was also a co-author of the 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol.
In 2018, Dr. Blumenthal was awarded the Landon School’s Kupka Distinguished Alumnus Award, and in 2019 he was awarded the Arthur S. Agatston Award for outstanding contributions to preventive cardiology by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
Rafael H. Llinas, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He also serves as Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurology Residency and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Acute Stroke Team.
Dr. Llinas received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology
Dr. Llinas is a member of the American Heart Association Stroke Division and the Maryland Stroke Task Force. His research interests include neurosonology, diffusion/perfusion imaging, the use of neuroprotective agents, and secondary stroke prevention. He has published articles in Stroke, Neurology, The New England Journal of Medicine, AJNR, Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease, and Annals of Neurology.
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PLUS, we’ve updated our popular feature in the 2020 Hypertension and Stroke White Paper. “Ask the Doctor” provides expert answers to patients’ questions. These may be the questions on your mind now as you seek the best treatment for your high blood pressure. Plus, you’ll find out about the latest thinking on whether or not strokes are hereditary and how much exercise you need to reduce the risk of stroke.
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