Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Pharmacist intervention in black barbershop beats usual care at lowering BP

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

ACC 2018 Black barbershops and pharmacists worked together to improve high BP in non-hispanic black men in Los Angeles County, a group with particularly high rates of uncontrolled hypertension. In a randomized design, a pharmacist intervention led to 27 mmHg drop in SBP 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.


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


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

This study was published simultaneously in NEJM

Share this page with your colleagues and friends: