The Swedish Society of Hypertension, Stroke and Vascular Medicine
The Swedish Society of Hypertension, Stroke and Vascular Medicine was formed 2007 as a result of the merging of the Swedish Society of Hypertension and the Swedish Society of Medical Angiology, which had both been founded in 1987. This initiative was powered by the understanding of vascular disease going beyond blood pressure regulation. The current number of members in the society is 2100.
The aim of the Swedish Society of Hypertension, Stroke and Vascular Medicine is to provide a medical and scientific forum for the understanding of cardiovascular risk and risk interventions with the aim of diminishing hypertension, stroke, and vascular disease. We obtain this by supporting research, education and training. The Society is involved in the organization of the Annual Swedish Cardiovascular Spring Meeting (held in April), founded in 1998, and the Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine (which from 2013 is held in December).
Invitation to the 2013 Swedish Cardiovascular Spring Meeting held in Gothenburg
We arrange an annual two-day course in hypertension and vascular medicine for nurses, and have undertaken an initiative to create a graduate program for nurses in vascular medicine. An annual Nordic research course in hypertension and cardiovascular disease for physicians on PhD study level is being held in collaboration with the Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian hypertension societies since 2009.
Participants in the 2012 Nordic research course in hypertension and cardiovascular disease, organized by the Society in Ystad, Sweden
The Swedish Society of Hypertension, Stroke and Vascular Medicine is affiliated to the European Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension, and to the World Hypertension League. We are members of the Swedish Heart Association, and a subsection of the Swedish Society of Medicine; we also act in close collaboration with the Swedish Society of Internal Medicine, and the Swedish Society on Thrombosis and Hæmostasis. The Society’s journal, Vaskulär Medicin (Vascular Medicine), published quarterly in around 5000 copies, is evolving to be one of the most read national medical journals in Sweden.
The cover of a recent issue of the Society´s journal Vaskulär Medicin
The Society has a working group dedicated to new treatments of arterial hypertension such as renal denervation. Two Swedish blood pressure clinics, at Danderyd´s University Hospital in Stockholm and Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, are recognized as excellence centers for treatment of hypertension by the European Society of Hypertension.
The current board of the Swedish Society of Hypertension, Stroke and Vascular Medicine consists of:
Anders Gottsäter (President)
Fredrik Nyström (Editor Vaskulär Medicin)
Jonas Spaak (Secretary)
Ingar Timberg (Treasurer)
Mia von Euler
Please refer to our homepage www.hypertoni.org for further information about current activities.
Malmö, Sweden, June 3, 2014
Anders Gottsäter MD, PhD, Assoc Prof