American Society of Hypertension
Given the ever increasing prevalence of hypertension in the United States and the issues involved in treating cases of resistant and complex hypertension, ASH recognizes that hypertension can no longer be considered as a single disease entity. Hypertension must be recognized as part of a bigger disease conglomerate almost always accompanied by obesity, diabetes, kidney disease or many other co-existing problems involving lifestyle and/or genetics.
While the Society remains committed to clinical investigation in hypertension and related vascular conditions; it is launching a renewed and vigorous focus on translational research. It's strategies, are to integrate not only investigators and physicians, but all hypertension health care providers-including primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and PharmDs-as well as patients themselves.