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Volume XV, Number 1, January 2016


This monograph is designed to enable obstetrician–gynecologists to do the following:

  • Recognize patterns and discuss therapeutic implications of high blood pressure, including major classes of primary hypertension, white coat hypertension, masked hypertension, hypertension with or without dipping, labile hypertension, isolated systolic hypertension, and secondary causes of hypertension
  • Evaluate patients with hypertension and initiate management with lifestyle modification, drug therapy, or device therapy
  • Understand the strategy of combining agents with complementary mechanisms of action to optimize blood pressure control and minimize adverse effects
  • Recognize the major classes of antihypertensive agents used to treat hyper-tension in special settings, such as in older women and perioperatively
  • Understand the features that differentiate a hypertensive emergency from nonemergent hypertension and the pharmacologic options in the management of a hypertensive emergency
  • Recognize the complex pathophysiology and treatment of hypertension during pregnancy

The self-assessment test is available at
5 CME credits will be awarded per issue.

NOTE: Most ACOG Members receive their subscriptions automatically as part of their membership.

ACCME Accreditation
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.