American Heart Month: SMA's Hypertension Resources

February 10, 2020

American Heart Month: SMA’s Hypertension Resources

Modalities to Achieve Hypertension Control in Clinical Practice: A Call to Action

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Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and now globally. Hypertension also remains one of the major risk factors for cardio disease including heart disease (coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, left ventricular hypertrophy, and arrhythmia), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), and renal disease (renal insufficiency and failure). Despite safe and effective treatment for hypertension, the awareness, treatment, and control rates for hypertension are disappointing, including in the United States (hypertension control rates of approximately 50-60 percent).
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Competing Hypertension Guidelines: Where Are We Now?

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Despite safe and effective non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment for hypertension, the cardiovascular disease burden attributed to partially or untreated hypertension continues to be a major public health crisis. To address this disease burden in the United States, and now globally, hypertension guidelines have been periodically developed to aid in the clinical diagnosis, management, and treatment of the individual with hypertension. Recently in 2018, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) released new hypertension guidelines. These guidelines differed greatly from previous guidelines in the United States as well as other countries. Given the magnitude of the changes in these guidelines, there is a need to review these guidelines and the evidence-based medicine that led to the changes proposed and to determine the clinical applicability of the guidelines.
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Hypertension: Still a Significant Health Concern

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Other Heart Health Resources

February is known as American Heart Month: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. This month, educate yourself on symptoms, treatment and prevention. Here is playlist of all former CME courses featuring heart disease/heart health topics.

To learn more about American Heart Month, click the button to visit the American Heart Association's website.
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