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1. False- One reading of BP is not sufficient to diagnosis anything. Multiple BP tests should be performed before giving a diagnosis.
“Understanding Blood Pressure Readings.” How Cigarettes Damage Your Body, www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/KnowYourNumbers/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp#.Ww85pe4vypo. Accessed 29 May 2018
2. True- Alcohol can raise BP especially in a patient who has more than the average number of drinks per day which is two. This patient has 5 drinks per day.
Sheps, M.D. Sheldon G. “Alcohol: Does It Affect Blood Pressure?” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 3 Oct. 2015, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/expert-answers/blood-pressure/faq-20058254. Accessed 29 May 2018.
3. False- Family history is always important to take into account when dealing with patient. It may help determine what to look out for and treatments.
“Collecting a Family History.” HIPAA Compliance | American Medical Association, www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/collecting-family-history. Accessed 29 May 2018.
4. False- Non-modifiable risk factors include age, family history, ethnicity, and gender.
“Understanding Your Risk for Heart Disease.” UCSF Medical Center, www.ucsfhealth.org/education/understanding_your_risk_for_heart_disease/. Accessed 29 May 2018.
5. In the United States about one out of three people have high blood pressure. Hypertension may cause stroke or heart disease which causes a high amount of deaths. There are many people who have high blood pressure and don’t even know it, therefore it is important to get checked by a doctor regularly.
“Collecting a Family History.” HIPAA Compliance | American Medical Association, www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/collecting-family-history. Accessed 30 May 2018.