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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Hypertension Challenges: Now that BP Targets Are Lower, How Do We Get There?

November 10, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 147, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Lowered BP targets as outlined in the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guideline have led to lower rates of BP control in the general population and particularly in the CKD population. Although the benefits of lower BP in the prevention of CVD have generally been accepted, achieving those targets remains a major challenge. This sessions is a case-based, audience response session. A panel of experts outlines a systematic approach to guide clinicians to improved control.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe optimal methods for BP measurement including use of office-based, out-of-office, and home options
  • Outline the rationale and optimal method for the use of combination agents to treat hypertension
  • Summarize drug selection and dosing for patients with hypertension in the setting of worsening CKD
  • Discuss novel approaches to improve hypertension care, including community-based efforts and patient empowerment

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Jordana B. Cohen, MD, MS
  • Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, FASN


  • Measurement Is Key: The Use of Automated and Out of Office BP Measurements
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Paul E. Drawz, MD, MS 
  • Drug Combinations: Challenges and Tips
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Matthew R. Weir, MD
  • Drug Selection in CKD
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Arjun D. Sinha, MD, MS 
  • Novel Ways of Treating Hypertension: The Barbershop and Telemonitoring - Bringing Care Home
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Raven A. Voora, MD