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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Hypertension Across the Spectrum

November 04, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only

Session Description

Hypertension remains a major risk factor for outcomes in patients with CKD. Recent epidemiologic data suggest that hypertension control rates in the population are declining. This session reviews a major national initiative to improve BP control. Additional review includes new guidelines for defining hypertension in pregnancy and in children and managing hypertension in dialysis patients.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Summarize the current status of BP control in the United States
  • Discuss the management of hypertension in pregnancy and dialysis patients
  • Describe methods of screening for hypertension in children

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD


  • Barbara A. Greco, MD
  • James M. Luther, MD, MS, FASN


  • National Commitment to Hypertension Control
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Janet Wright, MD
  • Hypertension in Pregnant Patients: Updates in Diagnosis and Management
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Phyllis August, MD, MPH
  • New Guidelines for Screening for Hypertension in Children
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Elaine Ku, MD, FASN
  • Management of Hypertension in Patients on Dialysis
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Dana Miskulin, MD