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July 22, 2011

Dear Colleague,

Are you up for a challenge to test your knowledge of hypertension? Try your hand at the following questions, and then check your answers by reading the articles in More Resources.

  1. Why are Mexican-Americans less likely to have treatment for hypertension?
  2. Is malignant hypertension a medical emergency?
  3. What is the definition of "pulse pressure" and what is the normal range?
  4. How should a patient with a blood pressure of 125/85 be classified?
  5. What is the upper limit recommendation for sodium intake?
  6. What are the 2 subconcepts that drive medication adherence?

Keep a look out for our next issue which will have a collection of articles related to immunizations, plus the latest CEs and articles! 

Perceptions About High Blood Pressure Among Mexican American Adults Diagnosed With Hypertension

Hypertension: The Pressure's On CE

Applied Pharmacology: Management of Hypertensive Emergency and Urgency

Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated With Prehypertension: Identification of Foci for Primary Prevention of Hypertension

Progress in Prevention: Dietary Sodium Reduction: A Public Health Approach to Decreasing Hypertension

Randomized Pilot Study of a Behavioral Feedback Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence in Older Adults With Hypertension

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

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