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Hypertension & Lipid Management – A Patient Centered Approach to CVD Risk Reduction

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Which of the following are INTENTIONAL medication adherence challenges:

2. Does UACR replace the need for 24 hour urine collection?

3. Which of the following are Strategies for Improvement with Medication Adherence:

4. The American College of Cardiology ASCVD Plus Risk Calculator utilizes the following information to help estimate patient’s 10-year ASCVD risk at an initial visit to establish a reference point and forecast the potential impact of different interventions on patient risk.
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • BP
  • Cholesterol results (total, HDL, LDL)
  • Diagnosis of diabetes
  • Smoking (current, former, never)
  • On hypertension treatment?*
  • On statins?
  • On ASA?

5. While there is some variation in treatment targets for blood pressure control, there is general consensus that proper measurement of blood pressure is important and that controlling blood pressure can decrease risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and retinopathy.

6. Treatment strategies for hypertension include lifestyle management and an ACEI or ARB as first line medications.

7. The American Medical Association identifies seven steps as required for accurate BP readings. They include:
  • Use proper cuff size
  • Place cuff on bare arm
  • Arm supported at heart level
  • Empty bladder prior to BP measurement
  • No conversation during measurement
  • Back supported, feet on floor
  • Legs uncrossed

8. The target blood pressure treatment for most patients is < 140/90.

9. There is a general consensus that hyperlipidemia does contribute to cardiovascular disease and that statins are a cornerstone therapy for primary and secondary prevention.