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HTN BP Measurement MythBusters: Tall Tales or Bare Truths?

This activity was planned with the goal of empowering participants to be able to choose the best approach to blood pressure measurement for hypertension care patients. This activity is part of the Overcoming Challenges in Hypertension Management grant project. 


Accreditation Statement 

In accordance with ACCME policy, prior to participating in this activity, you must review the information on this page. 

Joint Accreditation 

Joint AccreditationStatement 
In support of improving patient care, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

Credit-Designation Statement: 

The ACCF designates this online enduring material for a maximum of up to 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


Successful completion of this educational activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 
Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 


While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in this field.  


Method of Participation and CME/MOC Certificate 

To request credit, you must: 

  1. Complete all Course Material, including watching the entire video presentation.
  2. Click the Claim Credit button and answer all required evaluation questions.
  3. In the drop-down box provided, select the total amount of credit you wish to claim. If there are multiple modules within the activity, you may only claim credit for each one once. Click Claim CME
  4. You will receive a message that your request has been submitted and a link to view and download your certificate. You can also view your certificate at any time in the My Transcript section of My ACC. 

This certified activity may contain links to other educational resources such as clinical trial summaries, journal articles, guidelines, etc., that may not be certified. Please note that clicking on the links provided to view these resources will open new windows, which are outside of this certified activity.”

Leaner Objective
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:  

  1. Identify the missteps in blood pressure measurement to overcome these challenges in hypertension care.

Target Audience: 

The primary target audience for this education is general cardiologists as well as hypertension specialists, and advanced practice providers including nurse practitioners, physician associates and pharmacists. 

Important Dates: 
Date of Release: April 15, 2024
Term of Approval/Date of ExpirationMarch 26, 2027 


This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic.  


Eugene Yang, MD, FACC
Tammy Brady, MD, PhD
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FACC
Joseph Ebinger, MD, MS, FACC

Peer Reviewers: 

Eugene Yang, MD, FACC
Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD  

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Mar 26, 2027
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
0.5 ABIM-MOC Point
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