4. Stage III primary hypertension is best described as a type of essential
hypertension characterized by ______________________.
a. Persistent elevated diastolic pressure with minor damage to the heart
b. Documented diastolic pressure associated with generalized arteriolar
c. A mild, but sustained, elevation in diastolic pressure without damage to
the heart and/or kidneys.
d. Marked elevated blood pressure with definite damage to the heart and/or
The indication for nitroprusside (Nipride) is ________________.
a. Treatment of essential hypertension.
b. Treatment of a hypertensive crisis.
c. Treatment of labile primary hypertension.
d. Treatment of moderate primary hypertension.
Select the side effect associated with beta blockers.
a. Swelling of the feet and lower legs.
d. Mask symptoms of hypoglycemia.