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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Hard-to-Control Hypertension: What to Do Next?

October 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

Evaluation for secondary hypertension is important in patients referred for difficult-to-control hypertension. New chemotherapeutic agents, while providing dramatic benefits, have been associated with hypertension. This session provides updates on systematic evaluation of patients for causes of resistant hypertension and primary aldosteronism and guidance on drug- and device-based therapy.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Outline a systematic process for the evaluation of resistant hypertension
  • Describe the workup and treatment of primary aldosteronism
  • Outline the therapeutic approach to resistant hypertension, including drug and interventional therapies

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD


  • Swapnil Hiremath, MD, FASN, MPH
  • Sandra J. Taler, MD


  • Evaluation of Patients with Resistant Hypertension
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Tara I. Chang, MD, MS, FASN 
  • Updates in Diagnosis and Management of Primary Aldosteronism
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    John W. Funder, MD, PhD 
  • Drug Therapy of Resistant Hypertension: How to Build a Good Regimen
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Raymond R. Townsend, MD 
  • Interventions for Hypertension: Where Do We Stand in 2020?
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Felix Mahfoud, MD