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The Cardiac Triad: Understanding AF, Stroke and Heart Failure

Under the theme ” The Cardiac Triad: Understanding AF, Stroke and Heart Failure”, the Iraqi Hypertension Society held a joint Symposium on the fifth of July 2024 at Movenpic Hotel in Basrah governorate in the south of Iraq with the participation of a number of an eminent cardiologist from Baghdad and Basrah in addition to a neurologist  who  discussed a numerous lectures the relationships between AF and the risk of stroke and systemic embolization in different scenarios, Read more..

The IqHS conjoint symposium with the Iraqi League for Bone and Joint health, 27-28 June 2024

In line with the Iraqi Hypertension Society vision on the importance of CVD complications in multiple disease specialties and their belief that the patient must be the core of every medical interventions or multidisciplinary approaches beside the importance of the growing evidence of shared pathogenesis of a lot of CVD with other systemic diseases including many rheumatological ones, the IqHS held a conjoint symposium with the Iraqi League for Bone and Joint health, ILBJH at Ramada hotel, Erbil city, Kurdistan Iraq on 27-28 of June this year under the theme ” The Crossroad of Heart and Musculoskeletal Diseases”..

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The Iraqi Hypertension Society IqHS and RCP London Network in Iraq Conjoint Scientific Meeting

The Iraqi Hypertension Society IqHS and RCP London Network in Iraq in collaboration with Acino Pharmaceutical Company held a scientific meeting at Babylon Hotel on Friday -7 June in which the head of the RCP network in Iraq Prof. Hilal Alsaffar gave a short and yet detailed overview of hypertension control from diagnosis to management discussing the current different international guidelines in addition to focusing on the current position of beta blockers in its management. The session was interactive where he asked the audience many questions through an organized poll. It was a beneficial meeting as expressed by the attendees’ satisfaction. The session was moderated by the head of IqHS, prof Ghazi Haji.

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Hypertension in Childhood: Underappreciated Issue

Based on the vision of the Iraqi Hypertension Society of the necessity of cooperation and joint work with the rest of the scientific societies with which it shares, and among its goals is to control hypertension, the Society held a joint scientific symposium with the Iraqi Society of Pediatrics in Alhikma Hall at Oyoon Baghdad Restaurant on 10/5/2024, under the title “Hypertension in Childhood: Underappreciated Issue”
During which the speakers presented an overview of the problem of hypertension in Pediatric population, which has begun to increase recently and unfortunately. Read more..

IqHS symposium in Ashur University

In continuation with the approach of the Iraqi Hypertension Society in spreading health education among the Iraqi population, especially the youth group, the Society, in cooperation with Ashur University, held an interactive scientific symposium on hypertension and smoking on Tuesday 27/2/2024 in one of the lecture halls on the university campus in which Dr. Raghdaa Sadiq, a member of the Society, reviewed the most important main points about hypertension and ways to prevent it, Continue reading..

IqHS Activity in Al-Aamal University College

As part of the Iraqi Hypertension Society’s constant keenness to spread health awareness about hypertension and its related risk factors, the Society held a scientific symposium on last Tuesday, 13 February 2024, at Al-Aamal University College, in cooperation with the Deanship of the College, in which the lecturers gave, through three lectures. The first lecture was an introductory overview of hypertension and some of the challenges and misconceptions about the disease among the people which was delivered by Dr. Ghazi Al-Haji, President of the Society.. Read more..

Deep Sight on Gray Zone of Systemic Hypertension

The Iraqi Hypertension Society held last Friday 10 of February a scientific meeting in Al Karam Palace Restaurant Hall with the collaboration of Awamedica Pharmaceutical Company about Hypertension and sexual function and also about the prevalence of hypertension in Iraq in addition to discussion about the recent 2023 ESC guidelines about the stepwise drug therapy in hypertension and the beneficial effect of single Pill combination SPC in its management with special talk about the efficacy of Valsartan/ Amlodipine combination with or without Hydrochlorothiazide diuretic in a heterogenous hypertension population Read more..

Cardio-mental Health Improvement

In accordance with the Iraqi Hypertension Society IqHS new trends of involving other societies in its scientific programs and opening new horizons in cooperation with the rest of other specialities with common visions on the subject of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, the IqHS and in cooperation with the Iraqi Psychiatric Association (IPA), held a joint scientific symposium last Friday, January 12, this year on Qasr Al-Karam Res. Hall entitled ” Cardio-mental Health Improvement” which was sponsored by Kawkab Scientific Bureau and moderated by Prof. Ghazi Haji, the President of IqHS, and presented by two eminent speakers Dr. Nesif Al-Hemairy, a consultant psychiatrist, and Dr. Saeed Majeed, a consultant Interventional cardiologist. Continue Reading..

IqHS Non- Smoking Campaign in Madeenat Al-ilim College

As part of the Non-smoking campaign led by the Iraqi Hypertension Society IqHS, the Society, in cooperation with the Deanship of the University College of Madeenat Al-ilim, held a scientific symposium on the dangers of smoking and the ways to prevent it in one of the college halls on Monday, December 4, 2023. It was attended by a group of college students and professors, in addition to the college dean. Dr. Ghazi Al-Hajji, President of the IqHS, as well as Dr. Samir Majeed, a Board Member, gave two lectures in this field in which they reviewed the history of smoking, its harmful effects on health, means of controlling it, and the applicable laws issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Health.

Awareness Campaign to Combat High Blood Pressure

As part of the awareness campaigns carried out by the Iraqi Hypertension Society, the IqHS held on Friday, October 20, 2023, an awareness campaign on Culture and Arts Street, Al-Mutanabbi Street, in cooperation with the sixth stage students at the College of Medicine, Baghdad University, with the participation of the Dean of the College, Dr. Amin Al-Alwani, as well as the President of the Iraqi Society for Hypertension, Professor Ghazi Haji. Read more..

Makeen, Arab Anti-Smoking Award

On the occasion of the launch of the Anti-Smoking Award Makeen, which is presented by the Council of Arab Economic Unity (Training Center) as well as the Arab Union for Humanities and Development The Iraqi Hypertension Society IqHS, is pleased to announce the participation of its President Professor Ghazi Haji, as one of Arbitration committee Members in this competition and would like also to announce the participation of the Society in the efforts made to reduce smoking in Iraq in cooperation with the Supreme Committee for Combating Smoking of the Iraqi Ministry of Health in addition to other scientific societies and NGOs. For further reading click here..


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Guidelines in hypertension: in conversation with the ISH and ESH

ISH President Professor Bryan Williams and Chair of the ESH 2023 Guidelines Committee Professor Giuseppe Mancia discuss the role, development, and impact of guidelines in hypertension in this conversation from July 2023. They were interviewed by ISH Communications Committee Chair Dr Anastasia Mihailidou, and Communications Committee Member Dr Swapnil Hiremath, following the publication of the 2023 ESH guidelines. The Iraqi Hypertension Society is pleased to share this important interview with you.

IqHS Scientific Session in Popular Medical Clinics Headquarter, Baghdad

As part of its continuous scientific activities, the Iraqi Hypertension Society, IqHS, in cooperation with the Department of Popular Medical Clinics in Baghdad, held a scientific symposium on hypertension at the headquarter of the department’s center in Karkh on Thursday,13/7/2023, presented by Dr. Raghdaa Sadiq, Director of Scientific Development in the Ministry of Health and a Board member of IqHS. Continue Reading..

2023 ESH Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension

The Task Force for the management of arterial hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension Endorsed by the European Renal Association (ERA) and the International Society of Hypertension (ISH)

The European Society of Hypertension (ESH) recently announced it has published new recommendations for the management of arterial hypertension. The updated 2023 ESH Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension are designed to serve as an essential resource for health care professionals who treat patients with hypertension. The new guidelines were presented at the 32nd annual European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection held June 24-26 in Milan, Italy, and published in  Journal of Hypertension.

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Al-Anbar Scientific Meeting of IqHS

The Iraqi Hypertension Society and with the collaboration of Al-Hikma Pharmaceutical Bureau held a scientific meeting tody,Friday,16th of June on Al-Qaser Al-Abyadh Rest. in Al-Anbar Province as part of its commitment to share Knowledge with our esteemed doctors in all provinces of Iraq. 

6th International Conference of the Iraqi Hypertension Society Poster Presentation Invitation

Dear Colleagues

The Iraqi Hypertension Society invite you to participate in the Poster presentation session that will be held during activities of the 6th International Conference of the Iraqi Hypertension Society on 4-5 of August, 2023 at Babylon Hotel, Baghdad. If you have an interesting research article or an interesting case in the general field of cardiovascular system it is the place that you can present your work, we hope to see you there in this important meeting.

Please note also that poster submission is free and all you need to do is to submit only the electronic PowerPoint version of the poster and the Conference Committee will cover the printing costs.

The Final day for Poster Abstract submission is 15.6.2023.

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World Hypertension Day: Zayoona Mall Activity

As part of IqHS celebration on the World Hypertension Day WHD, the IqHS held awareness activity in Zyoona mall in Baghdad this Friday, the twenty sixth of May 2023 with the participation of Abdi-Ibrahim Pharmaceutical Company in which blood pressure and heart rate were taken and registered for the attendee of the mall who are willing to participate.  

World Hypertension Day 2023- Message from ISH President

IqHS visit to Dar Al Atta’a for Elderly Residence

On the occasion of World Hypertension Day WHD and with the collaboration of Al-Dawlia Company, the IqHS had on the 18th of May an activity that included measuring blood pressure and free distribution of blood pressure devices to the residents of the home (Dar Al Atta’a for Elderly Residence) in Baghdad. The aim of this activity is to raise awareness about high blood pressure, how to prevent it and how to deal with its complications.

An extended activity of IqHS on nine cardiac centers and major hospitals in Iraq on WHD occasion

The IqHS and on the occasion of World hypertension day WHD had an extended activity with Acino Phamaceutical company on the 17th of May that were took place simultaneously across the country in the following nine cardiac centers and major hospitals:

IqHS Marathon in Al-zawraa park on WHD occasion

On the occasion of the World Hypertension Day WHD, the Iraqi Hypertension Society held a sports marathon with the participation and support of the Al-Kawkab Pharmaceutical Bureau in Al-Zawraa Park on Thursday, May 11, 2023 , the participants were from different age groups including the seniors and children. It was a happy occasion that included granting prizes for the first three winners and is also included a free healthy meals offering. This event was also coverd by the media and press.

The Cardiorenal Syndrome: Update on the Impact of SGLT2-I in its Management

The Iraqi Hypertension Society and with the collaboration of Iraqi Society of Nephrology and Iraqi Diabetes Association held a conjoined symposium at Rotana Babylon Hotel on Friday, 28th of April 2023 about the role of SGLT2-I in the management of patients with CKD and those with heart failure presented by three distinguished speakers from these societies namely Ali Alsaidi, a professor of nephrology , Dr Abbas Almousawi, a professor of Diabetology and Dr Falah Alazzawi, Interventional Cardiologist at Medical Complex. 

5 Minutes That Matters in Cardiology

In this episode,Dr. Hilal Al-Saffar and Dr. Ghazi Al-Haji demonstrate the significance of heart rate and its impact on cardiovascular continuum. You’ll identify the protective role of lowering Heart Rate on cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality

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