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Suppression of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Samer Ellahham, M.D. and Helmy M. Siragy, M.D.

Dr. Ellahham is Head, The Center for Heart Failure, Department of Cardiac Sciences, SKMC/Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Dr. Siragy is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, and Director, Hypertension Center, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Ellahham reports no commercial conflicts of interest and Dr. Siragy reports no commercial conflicts of interest.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

Release Date: 01/26/2009
Termination Date: 01/26/2012

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe the importance of blood pressure lowering for the prevention of cardiovascular complications
  • Discuss the role of the renin-angiotensin-Aldosterone system (RAS) in development of hypertension
  • Describe the mechanisms involved with different inhibitors of the RAS
  • Discuss the recent data of the blood pressure-lowering effects achieved through renin inhibition.

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