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,
the Leadership of the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) recognizes
that hypertension can no longer be considered as a single disease entity.
While hypertension is the most prevalent cause of stroke and kidney failure,
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.
Accordingly 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, accordingly,
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.