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Hypertension Treatment: "Put Simply, it's Complicated"


Patients with hypertension are complex and pose a real challenge to primary care. Brigham and Women's cardiologist Dr Naomi Fisher offers history and highlights.

Naomi Deirdre Fisher, MD, spoke with Patient Care about clinical progress since the 2017 publication of lower cut points for a clincial diagnosis of hypertension; the state of blood pressure management in US primary care in 2020; and the significant challenges posed by patients with hypertension to the busy, office-based primary care clinician.

Dr Fisher is founder and director of the Hypertension Specialty Clinic & Hypertension Innovation, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

For other videos in the Patient Care Preventive Cardiology Series:

ASCVD Risk Hit Hard by COVID-19: A Lipidologist's View

Obesity Could Stymie Preventive Cardiology Efforts

The Insidious Role of Diabetes in Cardiovascular Disease

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