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Hypertension and Aging

Course Summary

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition that is caused by a persistent elevation of the pressure inside the circulatory system. As individuals age, they are more likely to develop hypertension. Hypertension is a very serious disease that has significant complications and consequences. There is no cure for most cases of hypertension but with lifestyle alterations and the proper medications when needed, hypertension can be controlled. Caring for someone with hypertension should start with recognizing the people who are at risk. The health care professional is able to identify people at risk of developing hypertension and help educate them on hypertension prevention and to encourage them to follow proper treatment.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of hypertension
  • List the risk factors for hypertension
  • Describe the complications associated with hypertension
Course Syllabus
  • Introduction
  • Prevalence of Hypertension
  • Blood Vessels, Blood Pressure, and Hypertension
  • Hypertension Classifications
  • Primary and Secondary Hypertension
  • Signs and Symptoms of Hypertension
  • Complications of Hypertension
  • Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Emergencies
  • Caring for the Hypertensive Patient
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Kristina (Tia) Neu

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