143cvhealth3 - regular check ups important with age 30 % of...

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3 Forms of CVD • Hypertension - high blood pressure • Considered both a risk factor and a form of CVD • Results form high output from heart or high resistance in blood vessels (often due to clogging) • Puts higher strain on heart and vessels • Defined as greater than 140/90 mmHg • Table 11-1 • Either high systolic or diastolic pressure • silent killer - can go undetected
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Unformatted text preview: regular check ups important with age 30 % of adults have hypertension - can not be cured, but can be treated lifestyle - quit smoking, increase exercise, diet (dec total calories, inc fruits. Vegetables and whole grains) 50 % of hypertensive patients are salt sensitive - significant reduction of salt in diet is required...
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