Activity ID



July 31, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American College of Physicians


The prevalence of hypertension is high, with the risk rising as people age. The risk from elevated blood pressure is significant and is a leading cause of preventable death due to cardiovascular disease. Many people are unaware that they have hypertension and even among those who do, less than half are treated to the recommended target levels. The prevalence of resistant hypertension is difficult to assess due to medication non-adherence and pseudo-resistance but may lie between 7% to 28% of the population. A systematic, team-based approach to managing patients with uncontrolled hypertension in your practice will improve patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction.

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Educational Objectives

- List common reasons for patients to have uncontrolled hypertension after initial therapy is applied

- Identify options for escalating therapy in patients with uncontrolled hypertension on one or two drugs

- Connect clinicians, patients and families to resources to improve blood pressure control

- Define resistant hypertension and the optimal methods for treatment


Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Uncontrolled, Medication management


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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