Northwestern University

Jun
27
Fri 11:00 AM

Cardiovascular Epidemiology Seminar Series-Dr. Kunal Karmali

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When: Friday, June 27, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Stamer Conference room, Ste 1400  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Joyce M Tamanio   13129081594  

Group: Department of Preventive Medicine

Category: Academic

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Cardiovascular Epidemiology Seminar Series

“Principles for blood pressure management: Lessons learned from cholesterol”

A central tenet of prevention is to direct medical therapies to individuals who will derive greatest benefit from treatment. In cholesterol guidelines this principle has led to the use of multivariable risk algorithms (like the Framingham Risk Score or the 2013 Pooled Cohort Equations) to estimate absolute risk of CVD prior to deciding to initiate statin therapy. However, contemporary blood pressure guidelines continue to focus on single risk factor levels in isolation. We analyzed data from the Blood Pressure Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration (BPLTTC), a prospective meta-analysis with individual participant data from several blood pressure lowering clinical trials, to examine the role of absolute risk estimation in enhancing blood pressure management. The learning objectives for the discussion will be:
1. To describe current Hypertension Guidelines in the US
2. To examine the role of absolute risk estimation in guiding blood pressure management
3. To identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness of absolute risk estimates in clinical practice.

Presented by:

Kunal N. Karmali, MD
Fellow, Division of Cardiology
T32 Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University

Friday, June 27, 2014
11:00am – 12:00pm
Department of Preventive Medicine
680 N. Lake Shore Dr, Ste 1400
Stamler Conference Room
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