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1

What would a blood pressure greater than be classed as hypertension?

>140/90

2

Name two types of hypertensikon that are related to normal variation in individuals?

1. White coat hypertension
2. Stable or labile hypertension

3

What causes cardiac failure?

Hypertension

4

Give four conditions hypertension is a risk factor for?

1. Cerebral haemorrhage
2. Atheroma
3. Renal failure
4. Sudden cardiac death

5

What populations is hypertension higher in?

Black

6

According to consequences what are the two classes of hypertension?

1. Benign
2. Malignant

7

What do heart rate, contracility and blood volume control?

Cardiac output

8

What do constrictors such as angiotensin II and catecholamines, and dilators such as NO and prostaglandins control?

Peripheral resistance

9

What does increase in dietary salt lead to?

Increase in BP

10

In renal disease, what is two year hypertension usually?

Salt sensitive

11

What do renal disease, endocrine disease, aortic disease, renal artery stenosis and drug therapy all have the potential to cause?

Secondary hypertension

12

What can renal artery stenosis, acute or chronic glomerulonephritis, chronic pyelonephritis, cystic diseases and interstitial nephritis all cause?

1. Reduced renal blood flow
2. Excess renin release
3. Salt and water overload

13

Give 4 endocrine causes of secondary hypertension

1. Adrenal gland hyperfunction/tumours
2. Conn's syndrome - excess aldosterone
3. Cushing's syndrome - excess corticosteroid
4. Phaechromocytoma - excess noradrenaline

14

What can coarctation of the aorta lead to and what is it?

Congenital narrowing of segments of the aorta
Hypertensin

15

What can corticosteroids cause?

Secondary hypertension

16

What type of hypertension eventually causes, left ventricular hypertrophy, congestive cardiac failure, increased atheroma, increased aneurysm rupture (aortic dissection, Berry aneurysm) and renal disease?

Benign hypertension

17

What does hypertension eventually cause in the heart?

Left ventricular hypertrophy

18

What does increased left ventricular load, poor perfusion, intestitial fibrosis, micro-infarcts and diastolic dysfunction cause?

Left ventricular hypertrophy

19

What two major things can left ventricular hypertrophy cause?

1. Sudden cardiac death - arrythmia and poor perfusion
2. Cardiac failure

20

What does hypertension eventually do to tissue?

Severe fibrosis

21

What can cause a subachnoid haemorrhage?

Rupture of Berry aneurysm

22

What is the term for plasma proteins being forced into vessel walls (clinical feature of ageing)?

Hyaline arteriosclerosis

23

What type of hypertension involves diastolic pressure above 130/140?

Malignant hypertension

24

What 5 things result from malignant hypertension?

1. Cerebral oedema - seen as papilloedema (swelling of optic disc)
2. Acute renal failure
3. Acute heart failure
4. Headache and cerebral haemorrhage
5. Blood vessels show fibrinoid necrosis and endarteriris proliferans of their walls

25

What is pre-eclampsia?

Hypertension and proteinuria

26

What is this a definition of - a disorder in which the level of sustained arterial pressure is higher than expected for the age, sex, and race of the individual?

Hypertension

27

Before measuring the BP what should you check on the patient?

Pulse - for irregularity

28

What should you offer if clinic BP is 140/90 or higher?

Abulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to confirm the daignosis of hypertension

29

If the reading of BP is different between both arms by more than 20 mmHg what do you do?

Repear the measurements

30

If the person is unable to tolerate ABPM what do you suggest?

Home blood pressure monitoring