by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Hypertension, the persistent elevation of arterial blood pressure, is a devastating and insidious disease, as it is chronic and often asymptomatic until it leads to end-organ complications, such as renal failure, heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke. Hypertension can be classified as either primary (having no clear underlying etiology) or secondary, with the former being the most common. It is important to note, however, that up to 10% of patients with hypertension do have secondary hypertension, which is potentially reversible depending on the underlying etiology. Learning how to manage and treat hypertension can save many lives throughout your medical career.

Course Details

  • Videos 4
  • Duration 0:25 h
  • Quiz questions 14
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Hypertension

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Sahar K. on 04. March 2022 for Blood Pressure Regulation

Perfect choice and vital topic in primary care. Excellent presentation