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Essential Hypertension

Hypertension Assessment
Essential Hypertension
Secondary Hypertension
Vision Changes
Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
Chest Pain
Syncope (Fainting)
Average 2 Sets, 2 Minutes Apart
After 2 or More Visits (within 1-4 weeks)
Nursing Considerations
Take BP Both Arms
Common in African Americans
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Primary Hypertension Risk Factors
Excessive Alcohol Consumption
High Sodium Diet
People of African Descent
Advanced Age
Vitamin D Deficiency
Reduced Nephron Number
Lack of Physical Activity
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2 mins
Blood Pressure Classification (JNC 7)
Systolic (< 120)
Diastolic (< 80)
Systolic +20 (120-139)
Diastolic +10 (80-89)
Stage 1 Hypertension
Systolic +20 (140-159)
Diastolic +10 (90-99)
Stage 2 Hypertension
Systolic + > 20 (160)
Diastolic + > 10 (100)
Hypertensive Crisis
Systolic > 180
Diastolic > 110
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4 mins
Blood Pressure Classification (ACC/AHA 2017)
Systolic Less than 120
Diastolic Less than 80
Systolic +10 (120-129)
Diastolic Less than 80
Stage 1 Hypertension
Systolic +10 (130-139)
Diastolic +10 (80-89)
Stage 2 Hypertension
Systolic +40 (140-179)
Diastolic +30 (90-119)
Hypertensive Crisis
Systolic greater than or equal to 180
Diastolic greater than or equal to 120
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5 mins

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