Getting Patients on Board: Best Practices in Hypertension Diagnosis, Lifestyle Change, and Adherence

November 19, 2016 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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Clinical Practice Session

Getting Patients on Board: Best Practices in Hypertension Diagnosis, Lifestyle Change, and Adherence

November 19, 2016 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: W375B

Session Description

This is a “how to” session on current techniques to improve hypertension control. Topics include accurate diagnosis, attention to lifestyle factors, and adherence to medication. BP measurement using automated and out-of-office modalities including ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) allows detection of masked hypertension and circadian changes. Dietary sodium restriction and weight loss can be effective if effort is directed to proper patient education and monitoring. New approaches include monitoring adherence by urine drug assays and the use of combination drugs to simplify treatment.

Session Objectives

Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to: 1. explain the importance of ABPM in CKD and potential effects of masked hypertension in CKD; 2. describe the impact of sodium restriction and other lifestyle modifications on hypertension control for CKD patients; 3. explain the application of urine-based assays to assess medication adherence; and 4. compose effective antihypertensive regimens with simplified dosing for CKD patients.

Learning Pathway

  • Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

Moderators

  • Susan Hedayati, MD, FASN
  • Susan P. Steigerwalt, MD

Lectures

What Is Masked Hypertension and Is This Important in CKD? Add to your Outlook, Google, Yahoo, or Apple iCal Calendar
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Paul E. Drawz, MD

Facilitating Behavioral Changes in Hypertension and Obesity Add to your Outlook, Google, Yahoo, or Apple iCal Calendar
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Debbie L. Cohen, MD

Use of Urine-Based Assays to Assess Medication Adherence Add to your Outlook, Google, Yahoo, or Apple iCal Calendar
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Bryan Williams, MD

Selection of Medications and Technologies to Improve Patient Adherence Add to your Outlook, Google, Yahoo, or Apple iCal Calendar
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Rhonda M. Cooper-DeHoff, MS, PharmD