HSC 3211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: World Hypertension Day, Ambulatory Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease

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27 Aug 2016
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70 million american adults have high bp: every 1 in 3 adults** Only 50% of people with high bp have their conditions under control: until 45 yo: men> women, 45-64 yo: High bp costs the nation billion a year. 2/3 of individuals > 65 yo have systemic hypertension. 1 in 5 adults is unaware of being hypertensive. Pressure during contraction required to pump blood from heart ventricles to all parts of the body. Pressure during relaxation builds up as heart ventricles fill with blood. Is what we usually refer to when talking about blood pressure. Sbp is more important than dbp for cardiovascular risk factors for individuals >50 yo. 90% chance of developing htn after 55 yo: prevalence increases with age: Motivation improves when patients have positive experiences and trust their clinicians. Htn and cvd risk confirmed whent here is no 10-20% drop in blood pressure during sleep. To evaluate white coat htn improve adherence.

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