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Hypertension


 

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INTRODUCTION

Almost a third of men and over a quarter of women in the UK have high blood pressure, and important risk factor for increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential components of a strategy to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, together with the identification and management of other cardiovascular risk factors.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module you will be better able to:

  • Make a diagnosis of hypertension
  • Identify patients who require antihypertensive treatment
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality by lowering blood pressure
  • Identify appropriate blood pressure lowering drugs for people with hypertension 
This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.
Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.