Managing Complex Patients and Hard-to-Control Hypertension


Hypertension is ubiquitous in daily medical practice. Get an in-depth analysis of recent changes in definitions and treatment goals, the evaluation principles for complex cases, and the adverse events and difficulties that impart cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension. Explore the types and causes of resistant hypertension, four cases of difficult management scenarios, and logical steps to address the road barriers to treatment success.

This activity is approved for Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) recertification credit.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain recommendations from the newest American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for the treatment of patients with hypertension.
  2. Evaluate recent evidence assessing the efficacy of different blood pressure goals in hypertensive patients who present with and without comorbid conditions.
  3. Formulate a care plan for patients with resistant hypertension.
  4. Recommend appropriate medication regimens for the treatment of hypertension in patients with heart failure.
  5. Recommend appropriate medication regimens for the treatment of hypertension in frail elderly patients.
  6. Formulate patient-centered treatment plans for transplant patients with drug-induced hypertension.
Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Professor and Vice Chair
University of Colorado
Cory P.
Cory P. Coffey, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Ambulatory Care
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Learning Level: Level 3
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services, Ambulatory Care
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 23
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center - Ballroom 6E
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-046-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .2
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