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Hypertension

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Hypertension


Defined as diastolic > 100 mmHg or diastolic >90 mmHg if systolic > 160mmHg

Symptoms

  • often incidental
  • headache
  • stroke
  • MI
  • renal failure

Examination

Investigations

  • U&Es
  • fasting glucose
  • Ca++
  • creatinine
  • cholesterol
  • MSU

Management

  • lifestyle
    • exercise
    • diet
  • Drugs
    • thiazides
    • beta-blockers
    • ACE-inhibitors
      • ATII-receptor blockers
    • Calcium antagonists
  • Control of other cardiac risk factors

Complications

 

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