Activity ID



November 20, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: JAMA

Description of CME Course

Within the last 2 years, major guidelines have been issued from US-based and European organizations that differ in their recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. Experts from both sides of the Atlantic–Paul Whelton, MD, from the United States and Bryan Williams, MD, from Europe–discuss the similarities and differences in these guidelines and the basis for the differences. They were interviewed by JAMA editors Greg Curfman, MD, and Ed Livingston, MD. Part 1 [LINK] of this 2-part series, reviewed the similarities between the 2 guidelines and discussed issues regarding how to best treat hypertension in elderly individuals. In this Part 2 episode, the differences between the guidelines are reviewed and how clinicians should use this information to treat patients is presented. See also the JAMA website on hypertension guidelines at

1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

To understand differences between the US and European guidelines for the management of hypertension.


Adolescent Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Clinical Challenge, Diet


Medical Knowledge

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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