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

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.

Webinar Details


Thursday, October 20, 2016


1 hr


12:00 pm ET

  • MJFF offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for practicing health care professionals for each Third Thursday Webinar. Click the link in the Resource List after viewing the webinar to take the post-test survey and receive your CME credit.

    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 Parkinson’s 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.


    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.


    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.


    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
    No disclosures

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