A Comprehensive Approach to High Blood Pressure – It’s About More than Drugs
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects nearly half of American adults. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to many adverse health effects, including heart attack, kidney disease, and stroke. Because the symptoms of high blood pressure are hard to detect, it is sometimes called the 'silent killer.â?
In this free noontime webinar, you will learn about the evolving definition of what constitutes high blood pressure and explore non-drug strategies that can be combined with medications to effectively manage this disease. New research indicates that health risks can be significantly reduced through intensive blood pressure control, but meeting these goals is often a challenge.
This class will present the new recommended models of chronic disease care for hypertension, which include team-based care, telehealth, a shift towards self-management, and use of home blood pressure monitoring. You will walk away with a better understanding of high blood pressure and new tools to help you proactively manage this condition.
Instructor: Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, is director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices in the Stanford Preventive Research Center. His training includes internal medicine and epidemiology, while research emphasizes clinical issues and health behaviors related to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Full event information: http://events.stanford.edu/events/935/93503
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