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  • Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure

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    million people have hypertension worldwide. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition where the blood pressure in the arteries is too high. The bodies heart and arteries must work much harder than it would've had to without hypertension. This condition occurs when there is a high resistance to blood flow through the arteries, or the output of blood pumped by heart increases. In some cases both increased blood pumped and a high resistance to blood flow can happen. Hypertension can eventually

  • Hypertension : High Blood Pressure

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    HYPERTENSION Summer 2015 Bhavneet K. Singh High blood pressure Definition: The heart is supplies the organs and tissues of the body with blood and nutrients it carries. It pumps blood into the blood vessels of the circulatory system. The blood that is pumped into these vessels puts pressure on the walls of the vessels. When the heart muscle contracts during each beat, the pressure rises as well. Blood pressure may be different at different times of the day. It is usually higher when someone

  • Monitoring High Blood Pressure

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    blood pressure goes up drastically then you are looking at high blood pressure. Anyone can have this condition it is when there is an abnormal amount of pressure that is put on your blood vessels and your heart. When it gets really severe you may hear it called hypertension instead. This is the reason you need to go to your doctor regularly to monitor your high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a silent killer to many people. By understanding what causes it and how to monitor your high blood

  • High Blood Pressure Paper

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    This extended literature review explores the nursing intervention for improving the management of patients with high blood pressure (HBP). In order to fully and adequately encapsulate this long term condition, a systematic literature review and exploration of the studies relating to improved management of hypertensive patients was conducted. The first part of this literature review presents an insight and awareness into the background and rationale of the review. The methodology section will describe

  • Denominator High Blood Pressure

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    Blood pressure is the force applied by circulating blood upon the walls of the blood vessels. The force is dependent on the cardiac output and the blood vessels resistance. Blood pressure is presented systolic pressure/ diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure, the numerator or top number, is when the heart beats. It contracts and pushes blood through the arteries and out to the rest of your body. The normal systolic pressure reading is 120 mm Hg or below. Diastolic pressure, the denominator or bottom

  • Hypertension : High Blood Pressure

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    Background Introduction Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure; a diet high in salt may predispose to hypertension. An increase in levels of systolic and diastolic blood pressure has been associated with an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebral vascular disease (stroke) and peripheral vascular disease. Within the western countries, those associated with a higher economic status, hypertension accounts for around 17% of deaths. A positive correlation between intake

  • Hypertension And High Blood Pressure

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    Hypertension Hypertension is referred to as high blood pressure. Hypertension is frequently asymptomatic in the early stages, and the initial signs are often vague and nonspecific. They include fatigue, malaise, and sometimes morning headache. Consistently elevated blood pressure under various conditions is the key sign of hypertension. Because of the insidious onset and mild signs, hypertension is often undiagnosed until complications arise and has been called the “silent killer.” The complications

  • High Blood Pressure Essays

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    Raised blood pressure is major preventable cause of CVD, and hypertensive people are three times more likely to develop CVD. High blood pressure increases the workload on the heart and can damage the endothelial lining of blood vessels, cause an upsurge of infiltration of lipids into the arterial wall, worsen endothelial damage and enhance atherosclerotic deposition (Thomas & Bishop, 2007). The most significant influences are obesity, excess alcohol and excess salt intake (Williams et al., 2004)

  • Hypertension, High Blood Pressure

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    This module contained a lot of information on numerous topics. We started with hypertension, high blood pressure. Blood pressure consists of two numbers, the diastolic and systolic. Systolic is the larger number that reflects the amount of blood pressure when the heart is contracting. Diastolic is the smaller number that reflects the amount of blood pressure when the heart is at rest. Patients with Hypertension are at an increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), atherosclerosis, heart attack

  • Basics Of High Blood Pressure

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    Basics of high blood pressure (HBP) learned Here I learned why a person lets his blood pressure be taken, how to interpret the numbers indicated in the stethoscope after a person’s blood pressure is taken, what is high blood pressure and pulse pressure, and its implications as well. I hope individuals who are a bit slow in comprehending things will find this article beneficial to them. Praise for fast learners Lots of people, especially those in the field of medicine: doctors and nurses, elderly