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Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning

10. Hypertension

Learning outcomes

  • Define hypertension and classifications of essential hypertension
  • Describe the epidemiology of essential hypertension
  • Explain the pathophysiology of hypertension, including causes and consequences
  • Outline methods used to confirm a diagnosis of essential hypertension
  • Consider cardiovascular risk assessment tools used in the assessment of essential hypertension
  • Appraise the impact of pharmacological treatment and behaviour change approaches
  • Understand person-centered approaches for the management of individuals living with essential hypertension, focusing upon supporting self-management

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Last updated: 04/11/2016

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