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In this activity, the learner is expected to order tests, interpret results, offer diagnoses, and prescribe treatment as if the simulated patient were being seen in a real clinical environment. Feedback evaluating the simulation performance will be provided to participants prior to the awarding of credit.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify signs of isolated systolic hypertension (ISH)
  • Improve medical management of patients with isolated systolic hypertension and comorbid conditions or diseases

Faculty: Norman Kaplan, MD
Editor-in-Chief: Zalman S. Agus, MD

Original Date of Release: November 25, 2010
Last Review Date: November 25, 2010
Expiration Date: November 24, 2012

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

Amount of credit: Maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and BestPractice CPD. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit:
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Supported, in part, by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories,  Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly USA LLC, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

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