Hypertension in Primary Care (CME)

SOM-YCME0038

Stanford School of Medicine


Health and Medicine: Hypertension in Primary Care
Description

This CME activity presents critical information in the diagnosis and management of hypertension in the primary care setting through interactive case presentations. These cases describe common and challenging care dilemmas. The activity will cover the principles of hypertension pathophysiology and diagnosis; recent hypertensive guidelines and trials; and the development of appropriate hypertensive regimens for both uncomplicated and resistant hypertension. In addition, the activity will cover when advanced diagnostics and referral to specialty care are indicated.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Perform appropriate diagnostic assessments
  • Identify the physiologic drivers of hypertension and their treatment implications
  • Provide appropriate prescription regimens in resistant hypertension patients
  • Apply recent guidelines and studies to hypertensive care