CME Supplements

Getting to Goal: How Thiazide-Type Diuretics, Following the Guidelines, and Improving Patient Adherence Can Help

This educational activity is jointly sponsored by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Spire Learning. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.


An estimated 1 of every 3 Americans has hypertension, putting them at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. Despite the availability of effective medications to control high blood pressure, only half of the patients with hypertension under treatment are meeting their blood pressure goals. To address these gaps in the quality of care patients receive, this supplement will focus on the following topics in hypertension management: key clinical trials and their influence on sequencing algorithms; the differences between thiazide-type diuretics; the use of thiazide-type diuretics in African American patients; and strategies to improve patient adherence to hypertensive therapy.

Webcastโ€”October 2012

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