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Expert Interview: Prof. Brian Tomlinson

Expert Interview: Prof. Brian Tomlinson
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Hypertension


Resource type



heart failure
Treatment guidelines
Preserved ejection fraction
Beta blocker
Antihypertensive treatment
Blood pressure target level
Blood pressure control
Body weight
Fluid retention
Acute heart failure
Herbal medicine
Traditional medicine
Chinese medicines
Adverse interactions
Toxicological problems




Questions covered in this video:

What are the essential factors when assessing or treating a patient with concomitant hypertension and heart failure?

What assessments should be undertaken when a patient presents with hypertension and concomitant heart failure?

How should antihypertensive treatment differ in patients with systolic dysfunction or diastolic dysfunction?

What are the treatment goals to aim for in hypertensive patients who present with different manifestations of heart failure?

How should patients with concomitant hypertension and heart failure be monitored long term and should this vary depending on the type of treatment used?

You have authored publications on pharmacogenomics, particularly in relation to drug-herbal medicine interactions in different disease areas. Have you studied the simultaneous use of traditional and conventional medicines in people with concomitant heart failure and hypertension?

You have experience in simultaneous use of herbal/conventional medicine. What are your views on using herbal and conventional treatments simultaneously?

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International conference
Mumbai, India
Jul 4 - 5, 2015
Target audience
General practitioners, junior cardiologists, internists, Healthcare professionals
by Excemed
Cardiometabolic, Endocrinology and metabolism