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Where and When to Use the New Tools in the Hypertension Toolbox

  • Authors: David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC, FSCAI
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 10/27/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 10/27/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care providers, cardiologists, 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 an addition to typical treatment plans that include antihypertensive medications and lifestyle modification.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Self-assess learning needs related to the
    • management of hypertension, including uncontrolled and resistant hypertension
  • Have increased knowledge regarding
    • Treatment options for blood pressure control


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  • David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC, FSCAI

    Chief, Piedmont Heart Institute and Cardiovascular Services
    Chief Scientific Officer, Piedmont Healthcare
    Director, Interventional Cardiology, Piedmont Heart Institute
    Atlanta, Georgia


    Disclosure: David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC, FSCAI, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Biotronik; Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.; Medtronic Cardiovascular
    Grants for clinical research from: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic Cardiovascular


  • Kim Storck, PharmD, RPh

    Senior Director, Medical Writing Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Kim Storck, PharmD, RPh, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • George Boutsalis, PhD

    Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: George Boutsalis, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Where and When to Use the New Tools in the Hypertension Toolbox

Authors: David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC, FSCAIFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 10/27/2021

Valid for credit through: 10/27/2022


The goals of continuing medical education (CME) and professional development are to acquire and retain knowledge that will enhance clinical practice and improve patient outcomes. The following self-assessment survey is offered for CME credit and is designed to test your current knowledge and skills related to treatment of hypertension.