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Jessica Schwenk, Pharm.D. September 14, 2013. Antihypertensive Drug Update. Objectives. Review pharmacologic treatment of hypertension, including drug combinations and management of hypertension with other disease states Discuss updates inthe use of antihypertensive drugs - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Antihypertensive Drug Update

Antihypertensive Drug UpdateJessica Schwenk, Pharm.D.September 14, 2013ObjectivesReview pharmacologic treatment of hypertension, including drug combinations and management of hypertension with other disease statesDiscuss updates inthe use of antihypertensive drugsDescribe medications used for hypertensive urgencies and emergencies

Review of HypertensionReview of HypertensionHow many people in the US have hypertension?

Review of HypertensionHow many people in the US have hypertension?58 to 65 million adults (estimated in 2008)29-31% of US adults

Treatment of hypertension#1 reason for doctor visits (non-pregnant adults)#1 reason for use of prescription drugs

The national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES) conducted from 2005 through 20085Review of HypertensionDefinitionsNormal blood pressure: systolic