Episode 6: Hypertension: Coping with the Pressure
In our sixth installment, we begin to discuss hypertension. We review the principles of making the diagnosis of hypertension and confounders in the office. Although the identification of an elevated blood pressure for a certain patient may be new, the hypertension itself is likely not and rarely an emergency. The risks of hypertension are put in context of global cardiovascular risk while we wax poetically around evolving hypertension guidelines.
1) Our 45 y/o 10-year risk
|10 year change of CVD|
|Death of CVD||2.0%|
|Death for CHD||2.0%|
2) Treating a Blood Pressure of 160 /100 mmHg for 5 years –
CVD ? 1% (4% to 3%)
3) Diagnosis of high blood pressure
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