Hello! I’m Joseph Alpert with advanced vascular
This segment we'll discuss one of the commonest
forms of vascular disease: arterial hypertension.
Here’s an example. We often like to start
off with an example of a patient. This was
a very, very famous patient who, in fact,
died of complications of hypertension. This
was in a time when there wasn’t very much
effective therapy for hypertension. You can
see it’s in the 1940s. And you can see that
there were a number of events that occurred
along the way. And of course this famous patient
was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had
very poorly-controlled blood pressure and,
eventually, died secondary to a ruptured blood
vessel in his brain – a cerebral hemorrhage.
Fortunately, we see a lot less of this these
days because of the effective therapy for
hypertension. And in this lecture we’re
going to be talking about what causes hypertension
and how it is treated, particularly these
days where we have many very effective treatments.