European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Pharmacist intervention in American 'black barbershops' effective at lowering BP

Mar. 12, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Dr. Ronald Victor, MD - Los Angeles, CA, USA

ACC 2018 Barbershops and pharmacists worked together in Los Angeles County, to improve high BP in non-hispanic black men, a group with particularly high rates of uncontrolled hypertension. In a randomized design, a pharmacist intervention led to 27 mmHg drop over 6 months, vs. 9 mmHg in controls.

Educational information

This 3-minute education provides a summary of just presented scientific data, recorded during the ACC 2018. The objective is to provide a brief commentary and potential implications of these findings.

Faculty

Dr. Ronald Victor, MD is the associate director at the Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Disclosures

This recording was independently developed under auspices of EPCCS. The views expressed in this recording are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of EPCCS.