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01-24-2018 | Hypertension | Ask the expert | Video

When to intervene in patients with diabetes and high blood pressure?

Speakers: Jay Shubrook, Robert Chilton
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Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook and Advisory Board member Robert Chilton get together once more to discuss best practice tips for identifying and treating hypertension in patients with pre-existing diabetes (12:17).



Learning points include:

  • Strategies to avoid common pitfalls when performing blood pressure measurements.
  • The importance of the blood pressure measurements in determining the risk of cardiovascular events.
  • The benefits of dual-action and preload-targeted therapies in hypertensive patients.
  • Why potassium levels are an important factor to consider before initiating treatment.

« Video 2: Why aren't we reaching blood pressure goals, despite the raised target?



Video 4: Individualization of diabetes treatment: Considerations for frail, elderly patients with heart failure »

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