Updates in diabetes management

Al Wosail Ballroom

Thursday, November 9, 2023

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM


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Hypertension is the most common chronic disease worldwide and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Initial assessment of patients with essential hypertension includes proper history taking, physical examination and laboratory and radiological studies, aiming at assignment of the stage of hypertension, identification of important comorbid conditions, categorization of the patient’s risk for cardiovascular disease and recognition of hypertension-mediated organ damage. Lifestyle changes including DASH diet, physical activity, achievement of healthy weight, and smoking cessation form the pillar of management for all patients. Initiation of pharmacological therapy depends on the stage of hypertension, the stratification of the risk for cardiovascular disease and the presence of hypertension-mediated organ damage. When pharmacological therapy is indicated, the presence or absence of comorbid conditions and hypertension-mediated organ damage are determinant factors in the choice of specific anti-hypertensive agents.