Hypertension ECHO

In this ECHO, you'll learn to:

  1. Master clinically important topics that will enhance practitioners' ability to accurately diagnose hypertension, risk stratify patients and more effectively control hypertension, and
  2. Provide a risk stratification framework specifically for patients with severe blood pressure elevations to guide therapeutic decision-making regarding the type, timing and location of anti-hypertensive drug therapy.


  • Earn up to 8 continuing education credits
  • Discuss your patients' complex medical conditions with the hypertension specialty panel
  • Learn and interact with experts right in your office. No need to travel!
  • Discuss timely topics, including the new blood pressure guidelines

Curriculum at a Glance:

  • Hypertension Essentials
  • Principles of Hypertension
  • Therapeutic Diuretics
  • Non-diuretic Anti-hypertensive Drugs
  • Complications of Anti-hypertensive Drug Therapy
  • Management Strategies for Patients with Severe BP Elevations
  • New American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Blood Pressure Guidelines
  • Drugs that Interfere with Hypertension Treatment

Questions? Contact Karen Fraase at kfraase21@siumed.edu or call 217-545-2486. Once registered, you’ll receive a welcome packet from the SIU-IHA ECHO team.

The SIU-IHA Hypertension ECHO is part of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Initiative, a collaboration that includes the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) and Wisconsin Hospital Association.