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Is There a Solution for Not-So-Simple Cases of Uncontrolled Hypertension?

  • Authors: Konstantinos P. Tsioufis, MD, FESC, FACC
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 5/25/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 5/25/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, primary care physicians, and nephrologists.

The goal of this activity is to inform physicians about recent data with innovative interventional technology that can help patients achieve blood pressure control as an alternative or addition to treatment plans that include antihypertensive medications and lifestyle modification.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Results of recent renal denervation (RDN) trials and registries
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Management of adherence in patients with hypertension  
    • Selection of patients who may benefit from RDN 


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  • Konstantinos P. Tsioufis, MD, FESC, FACC

    Professor of Cardiology
    Director of 1st Cardiology Clinic
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    Hippokration Hospital
    Athens, Greece


    Disclosure: Konstantinos P. Tsioufis, MD, FESC, FACC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


  • Ruwaida Vakil, MSc

    Medical Writer, ProMed Write LLC


    Disclosure: Ruwaida Vakil, MSc, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Philippa M. Berman, BA(Hons), MBBS

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


    Disclosure: Philippa M. Berman, BA(Hons), MBBS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Is There a Solution for Not-So-Simple Cases of Uncontrolled Hypertension?

Authors: Konstantinos P. Tsioufis, MD, FESC, FACCFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 5/25/2021

Valid for credit through: 5/25/2022


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