At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
1) review current treatment goals for systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
2) contemplate if there is one "best" drug for hypertension....should you be looking for this Holy Grail?
3) understand if starting combination therapy is important based on evidence.
Professional practice gap to be addressed: Effective therapy of hypertension in general practice remains elusive. Control rates in the hypertension clinic at Mayo Clinic are very high. Information will be provided to narrow that gap.
Target audience: Physician, mid-level providers, nurses