by Joseph Alpert, MD

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    The lecture Hypertension by Joseph Alpert, MD is from the course Introduction to Cardiac Diseases. It contains the following chapters:

    • Complications of hypertension
    • Therapy
    • Diuretics
    • Renin angiotensin aldosterone system
    • Beta and Calcium Channel Blockers
    • Other forms of therapy

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Decrease exercise time during the day
    2. Weight loss
    3. Reduced salt intake
    4. Increase exercise time each day
    1. Aspirin
    2. Propranolol
    3. Lisinopril
    4. Losartan
    5. Nifedipine
    1. All of the mentioned
    2. Ketchup
    3. Mustard
    4. Canned soups
    5. Tomato juice cocktail
    1. Obtain a number of additional blood pressure readings to see if this person really has elevated blood pressure.
    2. Suggest regular exercise and modest weight loss.
    3. Do not worry, this is a fine blood pressure.
    4. Start two anti-hypertensive drugs.
    1. No
    2. Yes
    1. Discuss the risks of persistently elevated blood pressure with the patient, advise on lifestyle modifications as well as pharmacological therapy.
    2. Advise lifestyle modifications only and re-evaluate in six months.
    3. Congratulate the patient that his blood pressure is normal, but monitor him closely given his family history.
    4. Advise the patient needs a prophylactic coronary bypass operation.

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     Joseph Alpert, MD

    Joseph Alpert, MD

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