Update on Hypertension

Franz H. Messerli, MD, an internationally known hypertension expert and researcher, and Director of the Hypertension Program at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, discusses clinical considerations and treatment updates for variable and resistant hypertension, renal denervation, and the effect of cocoa on cardiovascular health and cognitive function.

Target Audience

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Cardiologists

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the clinical significance of blood pressure variability and white coat hypertension
  • Understand the pathophysiology and treatment of resistant hypertension
  • How to assess the risk /benefits of renal denervation
  • Learn about the effects of dark chocolate on cognitive function

Accreditation Statement

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals designate this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. 

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose: 

Franz H. Messerli, MD


Presenter

Franz H. Messerli, MD

Franz H. Messerli, MD Franz H. Messerli, MD, is a nationally and internationally recognized cardiologist and hypertension researcher, and is Director of the Hypertension Program at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals.
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