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Hypertension: Blood Pressure and Br

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A normal blood pressure is 120/80. A blood pressure reading higher or equal to 140/90 is considered abnormally high. Elevated blood pressure means your heart is working harder than normal, putting both your heart and arteries under great strain. High blood pressure is serious business. On average, people with uncontrolled hypertension are:<br><li>Seven times more likely to have a stroke. <br><li>Six times more likely to develop congestive...

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Pulmonary Hypertension

 High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the arteries starting from the heart towards the lungs. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined as a sustained elevation of the pulmonary arterial pressure to greater than 25 mmHg at rest or greater than 30 mmHg following exercise, with a mean pulmonary-capillary wedge pressure (an indirect measure of left atrial pressure) of less than 15...

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Hypertension Research Paper

Hypertension Normal ABP : the pressure exerted by blood on the vessel wall of the arterial system from the beginning of the aorta to the start of the arterioles, it is about 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic. Arterial blood pressure (ABP) = cardiac output (CO) X total peripheral resistance Hypertension : sustained elevation of the systemic ABP > 139 mmHg systolic & > 89 mmHg diastolic. Therefore : so long as CO is constant is relatively constant ; a change in the ABP is mainly due...

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Hypertension and Preventive Care

Running head: Hypertension and Preventive Care Hypertension and Preventive Care Hypertension is a chronic disease and is a precursor to many serious adverse events such as stroke, heart failure, and myocardial infract. Supportive care and preventative care models can treat and minimize the potential adverse effects of hypertension. The purpose of this paper is to describe changes that can be made by nurses and organizations to move from supportive care to preventative care. Utilizing...

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HYPERTENSION Case Study

Pharmacology Case Study (25 points) Hypertension What are some common nursing diagnoses for patients with HTN? (2.5 points) "Knowledge Deficit Related to lack of information about the disease” "Risk for Decreased Cardiac Tissue Perfusion" “Headache related to increase Cerebral Vascular Pressure” "Risk for Decreased Cardiac Output” After the diagnosis of HTN is confirmed with initial studies, what further evaluations are necessary? (2.5 points)...

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Benefits of Exercise on Hypertension

The question is for adult patients with hypertension, what are the benefits of exercising 3 to 4 times a week on blood pressure compared with patients that do not exercise. Lewis defines hypertension as “continuous blood pressure greater than 140 over 90, hypertension that is not controlled.” “Hypertension or high blood pressure is an important medical and public health problem. There is a direct relationship between hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and a proportional increase in the...

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Health Paper-Hypertension

Hypertension Hypertension also known as high blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke...

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Hypertension Lecture Notes

CHAPTER 13 – HYPERTENSION Hypertension also known as high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease (CVD) occurs when the blood travels through the vessels in excess. Cardio output is too high and this puts pressure on the arterial walls or peripheral resistance occurs due to a narrowing of arteries. It is a serious medical problem yet most are not aware they have it due to the lack of symptoms. For this reason, it is known as a silent killer. It is a risk factor for other diseases such as heart...

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Hypertension: Blood In The Human Body

Public Health Problem Hypertension is when there is an elevated force of blood in the human body. High blood pressure virtually exists everywhere in the world and in almost every community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016), 75 million people are inflicted with increased blood pressure levels in the United States. Unfortunately, there is no root cause or definite explanation to hypertension. In most cases, it generally develops over time and often it is common in...

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Cultural Endemic Disease: Hypertension

RN Cultural Endemic Diseases Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is estimated to affect one billion people worldwide. It is known as a silent killer and is classified as a persistent systolic blood pressure equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg. The prevalence (how many people have a specific disease) of hypertension increases as you age. This means that there are more people with hypertension who are above the age of 55. If you are not diagnosed with hypertension by the age of 55, there is still...

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