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Dr. Laurence Friedman discusses the treatment of hypertension in the office setting.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss evidence based approaches to the office-based treatment of hypertension
  • Describe the choices for antihypertensive agents and regimens
  • Describe expected improvements in blood pressure based on standard dosages

Reading Resources:

  1. Egan BM, Bandyopadhyay D, Shaftman SR, et al.  Initial monotherapy and combination therapy and hypertension control the first year.  Hypertension 2012; 59 (6): 1124
  2. Kaplan NM, The choice of thiazide diuretics:  why chlorthalidone may replace hydrochlorthiazide.  Hypertension 2009: 54 (5):951
  3. Zhao P, Xu P, Wan C, Wang Z.  Evening versus morning dosing regimen drug therapy for hypertension.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011; :CD004184


Dr. Friedman has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

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 hour.

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Release Date: 2/21/2013 | Last Modified On: 2/21/2013 | Expires: 2/21/2014

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