SMJ Article | Review Article

Comprehensive Review of Hypertensive Disorders Related to Pregnancy

Hypertensive disorder of pregnancy is a common complication during pregnancy that affects approximately 10% of pregnancies and is responsible for nearly 14% of maternal deaths worldwide. It affects the mother and the fetus simultaneously, sometimes putting the health of the mother and the fetus at odds with each other. It...

Posted in: Hypertension6 Pregnancy24

SMJ Article | Review Article

Direct Use of Clinical Tolerance Limits for Assessing the Degree of Agreement between Two Methods of Measuring Blood Pressure

A large number of new methods of measuring blood pressure (BP) have recently emerged with advances in technology. Different methods of measuring BP generally provide varying readings compared with one another. Clinicians must decide how to respond to these variations and how to assess the degree of agreement. Clinical agreement...

Posted in: Hypertension6

March 27, 2023

April 2023 CME Webinar

Burnout, Wellness and Systemic Change: A Clinician's Prescription for Well-Being Drs. Desiree Burroughs-Ray and Christopher Jackson REGISTER HERE This session will discuss system level and individual level practical solutions to healthcare workers dealing with burnout amidst the convergence of multiple pandemics. Using personal stories and changes enacted at the system...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease3 Hypertension2

CME Course | Free | Credits: .75

Management of Hypertension: Time for Increased Patient Involvement

Hypertension remains the leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Despite effective, safe, available, and affordable pharmacologic anti-hypertensive medications, the control rates of hypertension, defined as less than 140/90 mmHg, in the United States and globally remain dismal at approximately 45% and 20%, respectively. There are numerous barriers to achieving improved hypertension control which include patient, healthcare professional, and health system barriers. 

Posted in: Hypertension3

February 9, 2023

February 2023 CME Webinar

Management of Hypertension : Time for Increased Patient Involvement Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA REGISTER HERE This webinar will focus on delineating patient-related barriers, addressing these barriers, and increasing the involvement of the patient in the management and treatment of their hypertension. The importance of educating the patient on the...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease3 Hypertension2

CME Course | Free | Credits: 5.0

HEARTS in America: Taking a Deep Dive into Improving Hypertension

This program, HEARTS in America (HEARTS), is an initiative led by PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) and adapted for the United States, integrates seamlessly into existing cardiovascular and hypertension prevention and treatment programs. This training, delivered by HEARTS SMEs from across the globe, will focus on the pillars of HEARTS, critical drivers of hypertension, clinical pathways for standardized treatments while discussing the impacts of hypertension on diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism5 Nephrology and Urology7 Hypertension3 Chronic Kidney Disease2

SMJ Article | Original Article

Adherence to Hypertensive Treatment among Vietnamese Patients in New Orleans

Objectives: Our principal objectives were to identify the level of adherence and identify the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that influence adherence to antihypertensive treatment among Vietnamese patients in New Orleans, Louisiana. Methods: By partnering with a community health center serving the Vietnamese community in New Orleans, we conducted reviews of...

Posted in: Hypertension6

SMJ Article | Original Article

Readmissions among People Living with HIV Admitted for Hypertensive Emergency

Objectives: People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Hypertensive emergency (HTNE), a complication of hypertension with potentially serious health implications, has high healthcare utilization. We attempted to determine the association between HIV status and risk for 30-day readmission after index hospitalization for...

Posted in: Hypertension6 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) And Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection14

CME Course | Free | Credits: .75

The World Health Organization (WHO) 2021 Guideline for the Pharmacological Treatment of Hypertension in the Adult: Clinical Implications

This activity will review and discuss the important clinical implications of The 2021 WHO Guideline for the Pharmacological Treatment of Hypertension in the Adult.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease3 Hypertension3

SMJ Article | Original Article

CME Article: Peripartum Hypertensive Crisis Simulation and Education Initiative among Rural Emergency Departments

Objective: To determine whether the introduction of hypertensive bundles through simulation and education would result in the timely assessment and treatment of a simulated patient in a peripartum hypertensive crisis. Methods: This prospective observational pilot study evaluates the use of simulation and education on hypertension bundled care for peripartum patients...

Posted in: Obstetrics and Gynecology54 Hypertension6

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