Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure, sometimes called arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is summarised by two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). This equals the maximum and minimum pressure, respectively. There are different definitions of the normal range of blood pressure. Normal blood pressure
Hypertension Instructor: Oliver Saeed V. Agustin Course description: This course will provide the learners an overview of hypertension. The course explains the many classification of hypertension. It will discuss the risks and complications associated with hypertension and review the treatment options for the hypertensive patient. Lastly, it will explain the nurse's role in the management of patients with hypertension. Course objectives: A. The student will be able to identify hypertension
Hypertension Obumneke Nwada Hypertension The purpose of the essay is to read the case study titled “Gladys, an African-American Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with Hypertension in Chapter 10 on page 133 then Answer and discuss the questions (1 - 4) in essay format. What information have you gathered about Gladys? The information I gathered about Gladys is that she is a hard working low income nurse and suffers from hypertension which measures 140/90 despite all
I Hypertension/High blood pressure A General description 1 It is a cardiovascular disease directly affecting the heart and blood vessels. 2 Hypertension is sustained, higher than normal blood pressure, officially defined as a 140/90 measurement on three tests consecutively every 6 hours. 3 In general, hypertension is caused by an obstruction of blood flow by objects building up within the blood vessels. 4 Hypertension is usually divided up into two types of hypertension, primary and secondary
High blood pressure or hypertension, eventhough a commonly diagnosed disease in the world is an important medical and public health problem. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can make the artery walls to thicken and lose elasticity which formed into artherosclerosis, the bulid up of plaque in the arteries which over time can lead to heart attack and stroke (American Medical Association, Family And Medical Guide (2004)). It also contributes to kidney failure and premature mortality and disability.
Hypertension Description: Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the blood pressure, on at least two or more readings on different dates after an initial screening, is found to be higher than the normal. If the systolic blood pressure is above 140mm Hg or the diastolic blood pressure is above 90mm Hg, the adult should be evaluated for hypertension by a physician. The pumping activity of the heart forces the blood through the blood vessels to the vital organs and tissues.
3. Screening for Hypertension RECOMMENDATION Screening for hypertension is recommended for all children and adults (see Clinical Intervention). Burden of Suffering Hypertension is usually defined as a diastolic blood pressure of 90 mm Hg or higher or a systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or higher.1 It is present in an estimated 43 million Americans and is more common in blacks and older adults.1a Hypertension is a leading risk factor for coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, ruptured
Explaining Hypertension Explaining Hypertension to an Adult The purpose of this paper is to imagine that I am the education nurse in an internal medicine practice. As the education nurse I was tasked by the doctor to explain hypertension to a 63-year old man who was just diagnosed with hypertension. Blood pressure readings are usually given as two numbers -- for example, 120 over 80 (written as 120/80 mmHg). One or both of these numbers can be too high. The top number is called the systolic
UNIT 8 ASSIGNMENT Kaplan University Hypertension can be diagnosed in variety of ways and because it’s a common illness that most Americans suffer from, it is very common to have patients come in everyday and be evaluated for it. The most common way to be diagnosed with hypertension is checking the patient’s blood pressure. Patients can get their blood pressure checked anywhere from a local pharmacy to their primary care office. They can even check their blood pressure at home if they have a
14 March 2011 Hypertension 1. Pathophysiology The pathophysiology of hypertension is thought to develop from complex interactions among factors that regulate cardiac output and systematic vascular resistance. The normal blood pressure is calculated as 120/80 in a healthy adult. If the blood pressure reaches 140/90 or higher on two separate occasions, the person is said to suffer from hypertension. 2. Clinical Manifestation The early stages of primary hypertension typically are asymptomatic