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Hypertension Case Vignette

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Dr. Andrew Bomback uses a case vignette to illustrate the work-up of a patient who presents with secondary hypertension in order to differentiate between hypertensive urgency and hypertensive emergency and formulate appropriate interventions.

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In this case presentation, Dr. James Underberg, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine & NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic, shares strategies for identifying Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) in a patient with a lifelong history of elevated cholesterol. He also summarizes data for recently approved PCSK9 inhibitors for treating patients with HeFH.


Dr. Goodman will discuss clinical concerns regarding common thrombotic issues. He will review the causes and the utility of hypercoaguable states. He will discuss the limits of diagnostic testing for idiopathic thrombosis and talk about the treatment options for this condition.


This activity reviews diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for patients with atrial arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. Faculty will discuss the safety and efficacy of catheter ablation compared with pharmacologic therapy, as well as recent data on how risk factor modification (hypertension, obesity, exercise, sleep apnea, alcohol) can be used as a means to reduce the recurrence rate for atrial fibrillation.

In this audio webcast, two recognized cardiologist experts, Dr. James de Lemos and Dr. Benjamin Scirica, will review the management of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). Specifically, they will address the following needs: 1) efficient diagnostic testing and assessment of risk in SIHD patients; 2) enhanced quality of life for SIHD patients through more prudent use of antianginal drugs; and 3) improved clinical decision-making regarding when to revascularize SIHD patients.


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Using case studies, Dr. Watson demonstrates how to handle clinical scenarios frequently encountered in practice. Follow the case discussion to learn about optimal care and management strategies for hypertension patients.


Dr. Watson addresses questions from primary care clinicians on issues concerning hypertension management. She answers some commonly encountered questions on topics ranging from White Coat syndrome, switching beta-blockers and hypertension in pregnancy.