Assessment and management of patients with hypertension

Wilson, Geoff and Ferrer, Joachim (2005) Assessment and management of patients with hypertension. In: Smetzer & Bare's textbook of medical-surgical nursing: first Australian/New Zealand edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Broadway, N.S.W., Australia, pp. 858-870. ISBN 1-920994-00-9

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Abstract

Blood pressure is the product of cardiac output multiplied by peripheral resistance. Cardiac output is the product of the heart rate multiplied by the stroke volume. In normal circulation, pressure is exerted by the flow of blood through the heart and blood vessels. High blood pressure, known as hypertension, can reult from a change in cardiac output, a change in peripheral reistance, or both. The medications used for treating hypertension decrese peripheral resistance, blood volume, or the strength and rate of myocardial contraction.


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Additional Information: Chapter 32. The publication is based on Brunner & Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing 10e. Multiple copies held in the USQ Library at call no. 610.73 Sme.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 04:22
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2012 04:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: management; hypertension; nursing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8852

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