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Hypertension - CARD 543


University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

To learn basic principles of evaluating and treating the hypertensive and (related risk factors) patient for essential and/or secondary hypertension and follow-up of medical consequences of this disease process. National Guidelines on hypertension prevention, detection, evaluation and treatment are followed. The diagnosis and treatment of concomitant diseases are included in this elective. During this elective, students learn how hypertension relates to cardiovascular and renal disease from an etiologic, therapeutic and outcomes point of view.

  • Hypertension Section (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) lectures, conferences, and resident, intern, student morning report and ambulatory rounds.
  • Hypertension and Vascular Biology (Heart and Kidney Disease) Center rounds, conferences, and lectures (research oriented).
  • Twenty-four Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring for hypertension diagnosis and treatment.
  • Observation and possible participation in ongoing clinical research - doing drug studies to test the efficacy and safety of new anti-hypertensive drugs prior to and after FDA approval.
  • Participation (if desired) in an ongoing NIH or Industry supported research program. Such research may include other community institutions such as hospitals, clinics, churches, barbershops, beauty salons, the Health Department of Baltimore City, the American Heart Association, etc.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 9-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Wallace Johnson,M.D.,FASH
Asst Professor,Dept of Medicine

Administrative Coordinator:

Taryn Webb

Last Revision: December 17, 2013