Primary hypertension (sometimes called essential hypertension) is far more common than secondary hypertension. There are many distinct and separate causes of secondary hypertension, so a complete discussion of secondary hypertension is not practical for this module; the focus will be on primary hypertension. Hypertensive emergencies, isolated diastolic hypertension, and isolated systolic hypertension will be discussed briefly.
- Definitions Of Hypertension
- Hypertensive Emergencies
- Scope Of The Problem
- Risk Factors And The Pathogenesis Of Primary Hypertension
- Physical inactivity
- Sodium intake
- Screening For Hypertension And The Initial Evaluation Of The Patient With Hypertension
- Complications Of Hypertension
- Isolated Diastolic And Isolated Systolic Hypertension
- Treatment Of Primary Hypertension
- Lifestyle modifications
- Weight loss
- Smoking cessation
- Decreased alcohol consumption
- Anti-hypertensive therapy
- Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
- Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
- Calcium Channel Blockers
- Other Anti-hypertensives
- Alternative therapies for hypertension
- Nursing Considerations
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