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Integrated Teaching Session on Hypertension: A Multidisciplinary Approach.


On June 1, 2023, an enlightening integrated teaching session on hypertension took place at Fahim Gallery, North East Medical College. The session aimed to provide comprehensive insights into the various aspects of hypertension, bringing together experts from different medical disciplines. The event witnessed the participation of distinguished doctors, including Dr. Tanvir Hussain Chowdhury Munna, Dr. Jafreen Yasmin Chowdhury , Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam Chowdhury, and Prof. Mazedur Rahman, who each delivered informative presentations pertaining to their respective fields.

Session 1: Dr. Dr. Tanvir Hussain Chowdhury- Hypertension and Cardiology

The first session was presented by Dr. Munna, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiology. He delved into the intricate relationship between hypertension and cardiovascular health. Dr. Munna highlighted the epidemiology, risk factors, and complications associated with hypertension, providing the audience with a comprehensive understanding of its impact on the heart and blood vessels. His presentation included practical approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and management of hypertension in a clinical setting.

Session 2: Dr. Jafreen Yasmin Chowdhury – Hypertension in pregnancy

Following Dr. Munna’s insightful presentation, Dr. Jafreen, from the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, shared her expertise on hypertension during pregnancy. She discussed the unique challenges and potential risks associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnant women. Dr. Jafreen emphasized the importance of early detection, regular monitoring, and appropriate management of hypertension during pregnancy, to ensure the well-being of both the mother and the unborn child.

Session 3: Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam Chowdhury – Hypertension and Ophthalmology

The third session was led by Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam Chowdhury, an esteemed expert from the Department of Ophthalmology. Prof. Chowdhury shed light on the ocular manifestations and complications of hypertension. He highlighted the significance of regular eye examinations in patients with hypertension, emphasizing the potential risk of hypertensive retinopathy. Prof. Chowdhury’s presentation emphasized the importance of collaborative care between ophthalmologists and other medical professionals to detect and manage ocular complications associated with hypertension.

Session 4: Prof. Mazedur Rahman – Perioperative Hypertension

Prof. Mazedur Rahman, from the Department of Surgery, took the stage for the fourth session, focusing on hypertension in the context of surgical interventions. He discussed the implications of hypertension on surgical outcomes, the perioperative management of hypertensive patients, and the challenges surgeons face when operating on patients with uncontrolled blood pressure. Prof. Rahman stressed the significance of a multidisciplinary approach involving surgeons, anesthesiologists, and cardiologists to optimize the care of hypertensive patients before, during, and after surgery.

Question and Answer Session and Comments:

After the informative presentations, a lively question and answer session ensued, allowing the audience to engage with the speakers and seek further clarifications. Attendees expressed their appreciation for the multidisciplinary approach, highlighting the value of integrated teaching sessions that enable medical professionals to collaborate and broaden their knowledge beyond their respective fields.


The integrated teaching session on hypertension held at Fahim Gallery, North East Medical College, on June 1, 2023, proved to be an insightful event. The diverse presentations by Dr. Munna, Dr. Jafreen, Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam Chowdhury, and Prof. Mazedur Rahman showcased the multidimensional nature of hypertension and the importance of a collaborative approach in managing this prevalent health condition.

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