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114173 - How to Treat quiz: Managing essential hypertension

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How to Treat quiz: Hypertension

Relevance to General Practice

The direct and linear relationship between hypertension and morbid events indicates that high BP is a treatable condition and is a valid therapeutic target. 
Hypertension leads to myocardial infarction, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke, dementia, and premature death, principally through vascular damage and premature atherothrombosis, among other pathological effects. 
The relationship between these maladies and hypertension is continuous and lowering BP leads to reduced cardiovascular events. The concept of ‘lower is better’ has been challenged by the mixed results of recent trials of treating to lower levels of BP. 

Learning outcomes
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss the investigations and thresholds required to make a diagnosis of hypertension.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss the drugs available to treat hypertension.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to Use standard calculators to assess their patients’ risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Delivery
    Title
    114173 - How to Treat quiz: Managing essential hypertension
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    01-Nov-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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