5043.0 Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
This informative session will focus on the epidemiology of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Presentations will include discussions of blood pressure self-monitoring, self-reported hypertension status, management of adults with hypertension and stroke or myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disease among individuals with metabolic syndrome and health promotion in the school environment.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Describe the relationship between hypertension self-management and blood pressure control 2. Discuss a potential mechanism which may help explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease among individuals with metabolic syndrome 3. Understand differences in cardiovascular risk factor control between hypertensive adults with a history of stroke and hypertensive adults with a history of myocardial infarction 4. Assess the effectiveness of the community-based participatory approach to health promotion in the school environment 5. Assess the concordance between self-reported hypertension status and measured blood pressure levels and the need to measure blood pressure levels individually in large community screening programs

8:50 AM
Metabolic syndrome is associated with HDL and VLDL subclass composition: The Rancho Bernardo Study
Natalie D. Muth, MPH, RD, Gail A. Laughlin, PhD, Denise Von Mühlen, MD, PhD and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD
9:05 AM
Efficacy to effectiveness: Is it successful in the school environment?
Noha H. Farag, William E. Moore, PhD, David M. Thompson, PhD, Cee Kobza, RN, ARNP, Kathryn Abbott, RN and June E. Eichner, PhD
9:20 AM
Validity of Self-Reported Hypertension Status in a Community-Based Stroke Prevention Program
Gaurav Dave, MD, MPH, Robert Aronson, DrPH, Daniel L. Bibeau, PhD, Mark Schulz, Chere Chase and Robert Romanchuk
9:35 AM
Management of hypertensive US adults with stroke versus those with myocardial infarction: Gaps in care and opportunities for intervention
Jennifer P. Friedberg, PhD, Ankit Parikh, MSIV, Stuart R. Lipsitz, ScD, Henry Black, MD and Sundar Natarajan, MD, MSc

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