ECHO-Chicago: Resistant Hypertension
Learning Objectives and Target Audience
At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:
- State the proper techniques for obtaining accurate blood pressure readings;
- Summarize treatment options for resistant hypertension based on Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC) guidelines for hypertension;
- Describe appropriate medication management for resistant hypertension in populations most at risk including African Americans and older adults;
- Describe strategies for increasing patient medication adherence such as lifestyle changes and diet;
- Discuss when and how to use combination therapy in treating resistant hypertension.
*Agenda subject to change
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
Associate Chair for Clinical Services
Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Comer Children's Hospital
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The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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