Credits: 1.25 Post-Assessment Questions: 6
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 27 Aug 2021
Last Reviewed: 27 Aug 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes
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Hypertension (HTN) is considered one of the leading causes of increased cardiovascular disease. Lowering blood pressure does reduce cardiovascular risks, maintaining systolic blood pressure less than 130 mm Hg demonstrably prevents complications in patients with heart failure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. This activity discusses the guidelines for selecting the appropriate antihypertensive medications. It presents the different classes for first, second, and third-line treatments for hypertension and highlights the indications and side effects. It highlights the studies done to compare different classes of antihypertensive medications and indications for each class.
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Authors: Hassan Khalil
Editors: Roman Zeltser
Editors-In-Chief: Alexandra CaleySusan Johnson
Chief Medical Reviewer: Mark Pellegrini
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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