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Hypertension

Don't risk a medical emergency in the office...

Many patients see their dentist or hygienist far more often than they see their physician, making dental visits a "hypertension early warning" opportunity.

Many patients are asymptomatic and don't even know they're at risk. All the more reason for you to learn, or get refreshed on, how to take an accurate blood pressure and how to recognize who's at risk; when to refer a patient for treatment and what the latest treatment options are; and which classes of drugs your hypertensive patients may be taking.

Can we afford to ignore the circumstances that lead to hypertension in our patients (as well as ourselves)?

  • High cholesterol levels
  • High salt intake
  • Low potassium intake
  • Excess weight
  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Physical inactivity

We can change the habits that cause hypertension, benefiting our patients as well as ourselves.

Hypertension

How to know what to order? If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the book and test then choose our PDF or eBook options! Does a friend already have the book or do you? Then just order a test that can be delivered either via email or mailed as a hard copy.  All tests can be taken online or via our mail option.

Hypertension

Hypertension
(book and test) Traditional Hardcopy

4 Hours     $35.00

Hypertension
(PDF and test by email) Online Only

4 Hours     $35.00

Fast Facts: Hypertension
(book only)

$10.00

Hypertension
(test only)

4 Hours     $25.00

Last reviewed: February 1, 2016
Expires: February 1, 2019

Hypertension

About the Authors

Graham A. MacGregor, FAHA, FRCP
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences
St. George's Hospital Medical School
University of London
London, UK

Norman M. Kaplan, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Hypertension

Course Objectives

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  1. Risk factors for hypertension and related diseases.
  2. Methods of assessing hypertensive patients and making treatment decisions.
  3. Causes of elevated blood pressure.
  4. Techniques for making accurate blood pressure measurements.
  5. Drug treatments for blood pressure and their side effects.
  6. Non-pharmacological treatments for blood pressure.

Hypertension

Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  • Introduction
  • The Danger of High Blood Pressure
  • Causes
  • Investigation
  • When to Treat
  • How to Treat
  • Special Patient Groups
  • When to Treat
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Useful Addresses
  • Index 

Hypertension

Table of Contents

Raised blood pressure is the biggest cause of death and disability in the world. Treatment trials have uniformly demonstrated major reductions in cardiovascular disease (i.e., stroke, heart failure, and heart attack). Thus, the need for more effective management of hypertension is obvious, even in developed societies such as the USA and the UK, where even today fewer that one-third of hypertensive individuals are being adequately treated. As a result, many hundreds of people are dying, or suffering unnecessarily from strokes, heart failure, and heart attacks.

Since the last edition of Fast Facts: Hypertension 4 years ago, several very important clinical trials have been published, guidelines for the effective management of high blood pressure have been modified, and simplified treatment regimens have been introduced.

We hope that this new, up-to-date, and concise edition will prove useful in the better management of this very common and devastating medical condition.

Graham A. MacGregor, FAHA, FRCP
Norman M. Kaplan, MD
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