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Treatment of Hypertension in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach

C.E. contact hours : 1
Start Date :  Jun 26 - 2019 End Date :  Apr 30 - 2021

Organized by :   American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Specialities :   Cardiology, Renal Medicine Disease and Hypertension

Conference Summary

Treatment of Hypertension in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach is organized by American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Original Program Date: June 26, 2018
Released: 10/25/2019
Expires: 04/30/2021

1 Contact Hour(s) of CE; 0.5 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology

Primary Care, Cardiology, Free CE for All Users, Pharmacology, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)

Hypertension, in particular isolated systolic hypertension, is a common problem in adults aged 65 and older, reaching a prevalence of 70%. Hypertension is a leading cause of preventable mortality, and a major contributor of premature disability and institutionalization. The treatment of HTN in older adults is complicated by a high comorbidity burden, polypharmacy and frailty. Despite these challenges, blood pressure reduction has shown to lower the risk of cardiovascular events and death in older adults. Compared to moderate BP reduction, intensive BP lowering is associated with incrementally greater benefits in some patients but also elevates the risk of side effects, especially orthostatic hypotension. The attained BP reduction, and not the particular drug class, is the primary determinant of treatment outcomes. Decisions regarding intensity of BP lowering and choice of antihypertensive medications should be made from the life-course perspective, considering patient comorbidities, functional status and quality of life of older adults.
This CE activity is a recording of a CE session from the AANP 2019 National Conference. It has been edited to meet requirements for online learning. If you received CE credit for attending the live session at Conference, you many not receive duplication credit for this same activity in a different format.

• Review current evidence related to HTN treatment in older adults
• Discuss best practices for integrating evidence into patient care
• Apply knowledge to hypothetical cases

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  • C.E. contact hours : 1
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