Heart Disease & Hypertension

Course Description & Information:

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Having hypertension significantly increases an individuals risk for heart disease and stroke. Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or are taking medication for hypertension. This course covers nutrition, exercise and drug therapy in treatment/prevention of heart disease and hypertension. Intermediate level.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-21-022-L01-P, IRD: 4-23-21. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • List the metabolic complications of the metabolic syndrome and outline current dietary, exercise and pharmacological interventions for treatment/prevention.
  • Explain the role of VAT in the development of the metabolic syndrome, hypertension, insulin resistance and inflammation.
  • Discuss the current research on estrogen therapy and its effect on the cardiovascular system.
  • Discuss dietary and exercise strategies for reducing heart disease in women.
  • Identify prevalence and incidence data of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and identify racial and gender differences in CVD prevalence and incidence.
  • Identify known CVD risk factors in women
  • Identify gender and racial differences in the relative importance of the CVD risk factors for women.
  • Identify risk reduction strategies, including those involving lifestyle and behavioral changes.
  • Summarize the current state of knowledge of how menopause and hormone therapy affect a woman’s risk for developing CVD.
  • Define hypertension and how it is diagnosed.
  • Understand the rationale for treating hypertension, and recommended BP goals.
  • Summarize lifestyle modifications in the treatment of hypertension.
Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals (FL only OT professionals), and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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