CVN 104 - Hypertension

Time limit: 60 days
2 credits

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Full course description

This course presents the following topics and concepts in Hypertension: 

Current guidelines measurements for hypertension
Main complications of unmanaged hypertension
Taking the history
Risk factors common in patients with hypertension
Primary vs. essential hypertension
Secondary hypertension
Hypertensive crisis
Arterial baroreceptors & baroreceptor reflex
How intravascular fluid volume controls BP
Renin angiotensin aldosterone system and BP
Angiotensin II
Systolic vs. diastolic hypertension
Management  of elevated BP Management of stage I and II of hypertension
The dash diet in controlling hypertension
Pharmacologic management for hypertension
Managing hypertension in the African American patient
Managing hypertension in the elderly patient
Managing hypertension in the diabetic patient
Managing hypertension in the renal patient
Managing hypertension in the young patient
Select thiazide diuretics
Potassium sparing diuretics
Beta blockers
ACE inhibitors
Angiotensin II receptor antagonists
Adrenergic blockers
Calcium channel blockers
Direct vasodilators
Loop diuretics