Pharmacy Pearls: Hypertension Management

Pharmacy Pearls: Hypertension Management

June 9th, 2021 | Pharmacy PearlsCardiology

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls gives an overview of the 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure (BP) in Adults.

This pearl includes:

  • tips to optimize BP measurement and identify medications that could interfere with BP control
  • an algorithm for detection of white coat hypertension or masked hypertension
  • treatment recommendations for high blood pressure,  including pharmacological interventions
  • guidelines for the management of resistant hypertension
  • four strategies to improve medication adherence

As always, we welcome any questions or feedback you may have. Just email the Pharmacy Team.

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