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Facebook LIVE: High Blood Pressure is Manageable
https://www.facebook.com/NHLBI
Description

Every year, May 17 is dedicated to World Hypertension Day (WHD). This is an initiative of the World Hypertension League (WHL), an affiliated section of the International Society of Hypertension, which is also supported by the NHLBI.

The purpose of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic.

This year, in honor of WHD, the NHLBI is hosting a Facebook Live with three cardiovascular investigators and a stroke expert from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Join in the live broadcast, High Blood Pressure is Manageable, as we discuss the latest in hypertension and stroke research and care. 

Recap

High Blood Pressure is Manageable featured:

  • David Goff, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI
  • George Mensah, M.D., Director, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science, NHLBI
  • Holly Nicastro, Ph.D., Program Director, Nutrition, NHLBI
  • John Lynch, D.O., M.P.H., Staff Clinician & Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program, NINDS

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Headshot of Dr. David C. Goff
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
David C. Goff, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. In this role, he leads a diverse team of scientists and administrators committed to turning discovery into cardiovascular health.
David C. Goff, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Headshot of Dr. George Mensah
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
George A. Mensah, M.D., FACC, is a senior advisor in the Immediate Office of the Director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
George A. Mensah, M.D., FACC
Headshot of Dr. Holly Nicastro
Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
Holly Nicastro, PhD, MPH, is a Program Director in the Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, with expertise in nutrition, obesity, and cardiovascular disease prevention.
Holly Nicastro, PhD, MPH
Headshot of Dr. John Kylan Lynch
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Dr. John Lynch is a Staff Clinician and Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), at the National Institutes of Health.
John Kylan Lynch, D.O. MPH