Jan A Staessen

Job title
Head of the Studies Co-ordinating Centre
Organization
Division of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Leuven

Jan A Staessen is Head of the Studies Co-ordinating Centre, Division of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Leuven. In addition, he is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology at Maastricht University. Professor Staessen has been the principal investigator of several influential trials, such as Syst-Eur, APTH and THOP. He chairs the European Hypertension Society Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring and is an International Fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association (AHA).

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