agents to treat hypertension: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors

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  • Slide 1
  • Agents to Treat Hypertension: Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
  • Slide 2
  • What is Hypertension? A serious disease affecting 1 in 3 adults in the United States More commonly known as High Blood Pressure Occurs when blood is forced through the heart and arteries under excessive pressure http://www.beauregard.org/bldpress.htm
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  • What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure readings have two components: Systolic pressure Heart muscles contracted Diastolic pressure Heart muscles relaxed With hypertension: Arteries narrow thereby increasing pressure Fluid volume in arteries increases which can increase pressure http://www.everybody.co.nz/page-3f71418a-d1e1-43d7-9ac0-fdcb4a79a3e3.aspx
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  • Measuring Blood Pressure Measured with: Stethoscope Sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff) Having your blood pressure measured is the only way to test for hypertension http://www.merck.com/media/mmhe2/figures/fg022_2.gif
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  • Classifying Blood Pressure by Readings Blood Pressure Category Systolic (mm Hg) Diastolic (mm Hg) Normal

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