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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

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?

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