Hypertension Update 2018: Review of the new ACC/AHA Guidelines

On-Demand Webinar   |   Feb. 22, 2018


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Governor, Washington Chapter, American College of Cardiology; Medical Director, UW Medicine, Eastside Specialty Center; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center


Dr. Yang is medical director of the UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center and a UW clinical associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology. He is a member of the ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council and chair of the Hypertension Working Group.

Dr. Yang received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced cardiac imaging at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yang has particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension and lipid disorders. He is especially interested in the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease through aggressive risk-factor modification and lifestyle change. He also conducts research on new cholesterol-lowering therapies and appropriate treatment options for patients with coronary artery disease.



Approximately 75 million Americans suffer from hypertension, nearly 1 out of 3 adults. Many patients with hypertension are untreated, and most hypertension management is centered in primary care. In this Webinar, Dr. Eugene Yang, MD, FACC will review the new ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines, provide guidance on how to integrate these guidelines into primary care settings and explore some of the controversies surrounding the new guidelines.


This lecture will be conducted as a one-hour live webinar. Registration is free. Participants will submit a survey at the end of the session to claim CME credit.


  • J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

  • Anna Potapov, MD, MPH, MBA

  • Marc E. Walker, MD, MBA

  • Pooja Mittal, DO



By the end of the event, participants should:

  1. Review the new ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines

  2. Understand how to integrate these guidelines into clinical practice

  3. Learn about some of the controversies surrounding the new guidelines


This Live series activity, Optimizing Management of Common Specialty Conditions in the Primary Care Setting, from 07/01/2017 - 07/01/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each webinar in the series is approved for 1.0 AAFP Prescribed credits unless otherwise noted. 

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. 

This Live series activity is eligible for Continuing Education credit from the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 equivalent credits per webinar based on their participation.