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Management of hypertension 

Management of hypertension
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Management of hypertension
Author(s):

Althea Mahon

, Karen Jenkins

, and Lisa Burnapp

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199600533.003.0003
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date: 27 September 2020

Introduction

Blood pressure facts

Definition of hypertension

Types of hypertension

Cardiovascular risk

Complications of hypertension

Measurement of blood pressure

Assessment and diagnosis of hypertension

Management of hypertension

Antihypertensive agent use in CKD

Further reading

Hypertension is a largely preventable and is the most commonly treated chronic condition in primary care. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and management strategies are aimed at preventing associated complications, e.g. cerebrovascular disease, CVD, and CKD. Untreated hypertension will often lead to a progressive rise in BP which may be increasingly resistant to treatment as a result of vascular and kidney damage....

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