Hypertension Outline

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Topic: Hypertension, A Silent Killer
I. Introduction:

A. Attention Grabber:
• In this part, I am planning to test the audience regarding hypertension by asking them the following multiple-choice question:
Normal blood pressure is systolic blood pressure of ____ mm Hg or less and diastolic blood pressure of ____ mm Hg or less.
(a) 120; 80
(b) 130; 80
(c) 140; 90
(d) 150; 90

• According to American Heart Association, hypertension is the most common of health problems in adults and is leading risk factor for heart diseases.

B. Credibility:
• I am Antonio El-Hajj, a second year Pharmacy student. I have always wanted to work in the health-care field, for health promotion purposes. From all possible careers in this field, I liked the position …show more content…

(g) “Lucky you!”
(h) “Actually, high blood pressure makes you very susceptible to getting diabetes in the future.”
(i) “You may not sense any problems, but it really increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.”
(j) “I’m glad to hear that you’re in good condition! That’s perfect!”

Works Cited:
Kanbar, R. (2015, January 29). Disorders of the cardiovascular system: hypertensive vascular disease. Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy Retrieved from PHA210, Systems Pathophysiology Lecture Handout.
Leung Ong, K., M. Y. Cheung, B., Bun Man, Y., Pak Lau, C., & S. L. Lam, K. (2007). Prevalence and Measure of Self Medication: A Review. American Heart Association Journal, 1(49), 69-75. Retrieved from Google Scholar
Chobanian. A. V., et al. (2003, May 21). The seventh report of the joint national committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure. Journal of American Medical Association, 19(289), 2560-2572. Retrieved from Google

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