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What are the regulators of bp and Co
- Vascular smooth muscle
- Humoral control
- Short term reg
- Long term reg
Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk for hypertension
- family history
- alcohol intake
HTN is a major risk factor for what?
- it is the most important risk factor for stroke and heart failure.
key points from JNC-7
- starting at 115/75mmhg cvd risk doubles with each increment of 20/10 throughout bp range
- -prehypertension can be considered 120-139 and 80-89
what are the lifestyle modification for HTN
- weight reduction
- limit alcohol intake
- decrease sodiumm intake
- stop smoking
complication of HTN
- left ventricular hypertrophy