Overcoming Challenges in Hypertension Management


What You Will Learn

  • Strategies to treat hypertensive patients and improve adherence

  • Salient aspects of the 2017 ACC/AHA HTN Guidelines

  • How to balance polypharmacy and simplify medication regimens

  • Tips to intensify antihypertensive treatment plans

  • How to identify and manage resistant hypertension according to the guidelines

  • How to treat high-risk sub groups and customize treatment plans

  • The pathophysiology and latest science in support of renal denervation as an approach for hypertension management

The Hypertension Crisis: Addressing the Gaps

This infographic highlights the prevalence of hypertension and the gaps in treatment.

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Additional Education

Contemporary Approaches to Hypertension Management - Clinical Spotlight Series from ACC.23

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Improving Patient Adherence

Strategies to improve adherence in hypertensive patients, including communication tactics, shared decision making, and monitoring blood pressure outside of the office.

Intensification of Therapy

Understand the current guidelines and glean practical strategies for the intensification of antihypertensives.

Patient Case Quiz

Quick Tips Video

Certified Patient Case

Self-Paced Learning

Resistant Hypertension Management

Dive into strategies to manage resistant hypertension.

Patient Case Quizzes
Quick Tips Video
Certified Patient Cases
Self-Paced Learning
Customized Treatment Strategies: Special Considerations for Subgroups

Concentrate on managing hypertension in sub-groups and focus on balancing polypharmacy, recognizing cultural differences, and understanding racial disparities.

Patient Case Quiz
Certified Patient Case
Self-Paced Learning
Renal Denervation

Understand the renal denervation trials and the recent implications for your clinical practice.

Expert Panel Discussion
Self-Paced Learning

We are grateful to these distinguished faculty who contributed to this collection:


Faculty Chair:

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC


Topic Leads: 

Patient Adherence - Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC 
Intensification of Therapy -  Suzanne Oparil, MD, FACC 
Resistant Hypertension Management - George L. Bakris, MD 
Customized Treatment Strategies - Pam Taub, MD, FACC
Renal Denervation - David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC 



Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, FACC

Aldo Peixoto, MD

Angela L. Brown, MD

Ashish Sarraju, MD

Chloe D. Villavaso, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CMC, FPCNA

Ciantel Adair Blyler, PharmD, CHC

David P. Lee, MD, FACC

Emily Shou Wai Lau, MD, FACC

Eric A. Secemsky, MD, FACC

Eric J. MacLaughlin, PharmD

Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC

Felix Mahfoud, MD 

Jacquelyn P. Kulinski, MD

John M. Flack, MD, MPH 

Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD 

Karol E. Watson, MD, FACC 

Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD

Lakshmi S. Tummala, MD, FACC

Lorrel E.B. Toft, MD, FACC 

Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC

Michael Miller, MD, FACC

Monika Sanghavi, MD, FACC

Payal Kohli, MD, FACC

Raymond R. Townsend, MD 

Renée Bullock-Palmer, MD, FACC

Sandra J. Taler, MD

Suvasini Lakshmanan, MD, MS

William B. White, MD

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN


Additional Peer Reviewers:

Emily Kaufman, NP 

Frank Cintineo, PharmD

Gesalle Martinez, RN

Joycelle Martinez, NP

Leslie Ranek, ARNP, FNP-BC

Lori-Ann Peterson, FNP, AG/ACNP, AACC

Margaret Allison, PharmD, BCACP

Mary Cordon, PharmD

Mary Zorzanello, APRN, MSN 

Maureen J. Reis, NP-C 

Suzanne Hennings, ARNP, MSN

Svetlana Zaharova, PhD, FNP 

William Elliott, MD, PhD

Educational Grant Support Provided By: Medtronic | Page Launched: November 2021

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