EM1606F "Blood Pressure Management in Hemodialysis Patients" (IM GR-060316)

The purpose of this presentation is to provide Internal Medicine practitioners with an idea of the magnitude and clinical relevance of hypertension in hemodialysis patients. It will inform practitioners of the active changes that occur in blood pressure during and between hemodialysis treatments in these patients, as well the prognostic and diagnostic information from those changes. It will review the strategies utilized by nephrologists to manage hypertension

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the general prevalence of hypertension in hemodialysis patients
  • Be familiar with the pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for hypertension in hemodialysis patients
  • Be familiar with various BP patterns exhibited during and between hemodialysis treatments and recognize the clinical significance of these patterns
  • Be familiar with recent perspectives on the phenomenon of intradialytic hypertension
  • Become familiar with the available clinical trial data evaluating the role of pharmacologic antihypertensives in hemodialysis patients
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Peter Van Buren, M.D.Peter Van Buren, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
Division of Nephrology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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