UPMC Physician Resources
Hypertension in the Elderly
In his presentation on hypertension in the elderly, Dr. Elnicki covers important topics to the management of the disease, including drug selection, difficult-to-control blood pressure, and resistant hypertension in the elderly.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Appreciate the scope and significance of hypertension in the elderly population
- Improve pharmacologic management of hypertension in elderly patients
- Gain an approach to patients with difficult to control blood pressure
- Beckett NS, Peters R, Fletcher AE et al. Treatment of Hypertension in Patients 80 years of Age or Older. N Engl J Med 2008;358:1887-98.
- Duprez DA. Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly: Addressing an Unmet Need. Am J Med 2008:121:179-184
- Gross E, Messerli FH. Drug-induced Hypertension: An Unappreciated Cause of Secondary Hypertension. Am J Med 2012;125:14-22.
Dr. Elnicki has no relationships with proprietary entities producing healthcare goods or services.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.
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Release Date: 6/12/2012 | Last Modified On: 6/12/2012 | Expires: 6/12/2013