Blood Pressure and Parkinson's: What's the Connection?

This is an archive of a live event that took place October 20, 2016.

Our panelists discuss the blood pressure fluctuations seen with Parkinson's disease and the role medication plays. We also talk about lifestyle changes and medication options to manage blood pressure.

Title: Blood Pressure and Parkinson's: What's the Connection?

Duration: 1 Hour

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Date of Original Release: October 20, 2016
Date CME Credit No Longer Available: October 20, 2018

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. List the symptoms of hypotension in Parkinson's disease (PD).
  2. Recognize the causes of hypotension in PD.
  3. Discuss nonpharmacological and pharmacological strategies for managing hypotension in PD.
  4. Describe how hypertension also might play a role in Parkinson's disease.
  5. Summarize the STEADY-PD III trial, which is evaluating an antihypertensive drug for potential disease-modifying effects in Parkinsonís disease.†

Target Audience
This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians, family practice physicians, general medicine physicians, geriatricians, general neurologists, movement disorder specialists and any other health care practitioners who manage patients with Parkinson's disease.

Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing, LLC and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure
Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing, LLC's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Faculty

Anna DePold Hohler, MD, FAAN
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Veronica E. Santini, MD, MA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Dave Iverson
Moderator
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