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Going Up? Hypertension and it's Link to Food


Resource Type: Nursing Lecture
Presenter: Kerrie Davies
Listening Time: 62 Mins
Date Added: 31/07/2017
Date Recorded: 25/08/2015
Date Reviewed:
Event: Linking Chronic Illness to Food
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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It is well known that salt raises blood pressure. Certain fats also contribute to hyperlipidaemia and cardiovascular disease. This session reviews the mechanism of hypertension and looks at latest evidence linking certain foods to this common disease.


Topics covered

  • Pathophysiology of hypertension
  • Latest evidence on foods that cause hypertension
  • The DASH Diet and Low-Salt Diets
  • Why treating hypertension helps to minimise the cardiovascular cascade of chronic disease


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Presenter Biographies

Critical Care, Cardiac/Cardiology, Diabetes
Kerrie Davies has extensive nursing experience within the critical care arena, including 24 years in education. She has been a clinical educator of intensive care, coronary care and emergency care as well as working as a Graduate Coordinator and Education Manager. Kerrie has a Critical Care certificate, a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Certificate IV in Workplace Training, a Certificate IV in Advanced Cardiac Technology and a Certificate in Diabetes Education. She has a passion for cardiology and teaching ECG interpretation. She currently works in the Emergency Department of Maroondah Hospit...

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