Why Are We Still Talking About Hypertension?
Kenneth S. Hershon, MD, FACE, FACP
Director of Research
North Shore Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
New Hyde Park, New York
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Hofstra North Shore — LIJ School of Medicine
Hempstead, New York
Hypertension is strongly associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. One in three US adults have the condition, which is defined as a blood pressure greater than 140 mm Hg systolic and/or greater than 90 mm Hg diastolic. In 2013, an estimated 20% of adults affected by hypertension in the US are not aware of it, 30% are not being treated for it, and greater than 50% do not have it under control. In this video, Dr. Hershon presents evidence-based, practical methods to improve high blood pressure detection and control.
Method of Participation and Evaluation
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Up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This CME activity is designed for primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals with an interest in managing hypertension.
This activity is provided by the Foundation for Improving Patient Outcomes.
After taking part in this CME activity, learners should be better able to:
- Outline the scope of hypertension and related comorbidities in 2013
- Apply evidence-based strategies for early detection of high blood pressure
- Implement tailored treatment plans for patients with hypertension in order to reduce cardiovascular disease and target organ damage
- Partner with patients to improve adherence to therapies and lifestyle changes
Kenneth K. Hershon, MD, FACE, FACP
Kenneth K. Hershon, MD, FACE, FACP reports no financial relationships with commercial interest.
The Foundation for Improving Patient Outcomes staff and the independent peer reviewer report no financial relationship with commercial interests.
CME Credit Designations
ACCME The Foundation for Improving Patient Outcomes (FFIPO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA FFIPO designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the activity.
AOA This activity is eligible for up to 1.0 hour of credit in Category 2-A of the American Osteopathic Association.