The 5th International Conference on Prehypertension, Hypertension and Cardiometabolic Syndrome (PreHT 2018) will take place in Venice from 22-25 February, 2018.
Prehypertension is a part of the continuum from normotension to hypertension, it is a part of a dynamic process of stiffening and aging of the arteries and of the heart with its consequences. Patients in the pre-hypertensive range will become finally hypertensive. Diseased arteries will not only participate in propagation of end organ damage but will enhance the progression of additional damage in the arteries and the heart.
Understanding the risk of borderline conditions in the metabolic syndrome will enable us to understand the nature of end organ damage and will create a possibility of better prevention of this continuous process.
In most developing countries and in the urban areas of many countries, one in five to one in three adults fall in the category of prehypertension. Recommendation and guidelines in the field have substantial public health importance and enormous economic consequences. The Conference will aim to deal with all aspects related to early diagnosis, including innovative technologies and treatments and will bring together professionals from the fields of Hypertension, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology and more.