Date of Publication

1-21-2008

Abstract

Background: • 2/3 seniors are hypertensive (>140/90 mm Hg) • Hypertension is the most common risk factor for premature heart disease and stroke • Non-modifiable risk factors: race, age, sex, diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolemia • Modifiable risk factors: smoking, obesity, and excessive alcohol • Clinical trials show that lifestylemodification and medications can reduce the incidence of adverse outcomes associated with hypertension • Patient education is a high priority

Advisor(s)

Sarah Russell, Burlington Housing Authority

Alan Rubin, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Jan Carney, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Agency

Burlington Housing Authority

Subjects

Educational and Community-Based Programs, Heart Disease and Stroke

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