#254 Hypertension Update with Dr. Wanpen Vongpatanasin

Feb 01, 08:00 AM
Listen as our esteemed guest Dr. Wanpen Vongpatanasin, @DrWanpen (UT Southwestern) discusses the nitty-gritty of blood pressure monitoring and hypertension treatment.  We review the thresholds for HTN diagnosis and how to accurately measure blood pressure levels at home and in the office.  Dr Vongpatanasin shares the latest guideline recommendations for first line pharmaceutical therapies as well as her pearls about how to treat special populations.
  • Produced by: Deborah Gorth and Isabel Valdez, PA
  • Written by: Deborah Gorth 
  • Infographic and Cover Art: Edison Jyang
  • Hosts: Stuart Brigham, MD; Matthew Watto, MD, FACP; Paul Williams, MD, FACP   
  • Editor: Molly Heublein, MD (written materials); Clair Morgan of nodderly.com
  • Guest: Wanpen Vongpatanasin, MD


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Time Stamps
00:00 Sponsors, Intro, disclaimer, guest bio
03:20 Guest one-liner
05:50 Sponsor - ACP’s MKSAP 18
07:05 Case from Kashlak; Defining hypertension and treatment thresholds
10:43 Measuring blood pressure (at home, in the office, validatebp.org)
16:46 Wrist BP cuff
19:50 Home monitoring and ambulatory BP monitoring; What time to take BP medication
32:10 Approach to treatment; Combo pills; How to titrate meds
42:20 Treating resistant hypertension; hyperaldosteronism; Isolated systolic hypertension
52:04 Take home points and Outro