1.Discuss the pathophysiology of hypertension2.Describe the severity and types of hypertension3.Explain treatment goals for hypertension4.Review the medications for the treatment of hypertension5.Devise appropriate recommendations and monitoring plans for patients presenting to the dental clinic with hypertension
Pressure exerted by circulating blood against artery walls during cardiac cycleSystolic blood pressure (SBP)Cardiac contractionDiastolic blood pressure (DBP)Cardiac fillingMean arterial pressureAverage pressure through cardiac cycle of contraction1/3 (SBP) + 2/3 (DBP)DiPiro JT et al. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach 9th Ed. 2014
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