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Volume 86, Number 1

Hypertension guidelines: Treat patients, not numbers

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Release Date: January 1, 2019
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

When treating high blood pressure, how low should we try to go? Debate continues.

Learning Objective

Readers will consider the 2017 guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American heart Association when treating patients who have high blood pressure.

Target Audience

Directed to practitioners in cardiology, nephrology, family practice, men’s health, women’s health, nursing, and wellness.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your credit will be reported to the ABIM within 90 days of claiming credit.

Activity Director and Authors

Activity Director

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Education Institute,
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
of Case Western Reserve University,
Editor in Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Co-Activity Directors

Pelin Batur, MD, NCMP, CCD
Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
of Case Western Reserve University, Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Craig Nielsen, MD
Vice Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine,
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Kristi Thomsen
Executive Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Authors

Wesam Aleyadeh, MD
Ministry of Health, Amman, Jordan

Erika Hutt-Centeno, MD
Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; Clinical Instructor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Haitham M. Ahmed, MD, MPH
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic; Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Nishant P. Shah, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they have a relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD (Activity Director)
  Consulting Horizon Pharma
  Consulting Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
  Teaching, Speaking Genentech

All other authors, co-activity directors, reviewers and CCJM staff report no relevant financial relationships which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.


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