What Are Some Potential Consequences Of Having A High Blood Pressure?
A chronic disease that is common in this country is hypertension, now affecting approximately 1 out of every 3 adults (Lawson, 2011). It is common for nurses to see patients in settings such as emergency rooms, hospitals, and at home with a severely elevated blood pressure reading (SEBP), in fact, 5 percent of emergency department visits has to do with at least 1 SEBP (Lawson,2011). Hypertension is known internationally to be the most common contributor to death when compared with other risk factors (Casey, 2011). The following are consequences that can result from having hypertension: arteriosclerosis, heart attack, left-heart failure, sudden death, renal failure, aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease, transient ischemic attack, stroke, and retinal arterial sclerosis (Casey, 2011). Patient Scenario and Clinical Question
Mrs. G is a patient in the emergency department with the following symptoms: a headache, ringing in the ears, and nervousness. Mrs. G vital signs are T: 98.2, BP:…