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Hypertension

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Investigation of the patient with hypertension

GEORGE J MANGOS

An elevated blood pressure may be due to white-coat hypertension or a symptom of a more serious condition.

Hypertension – treating to target

MARK NELSON

The decision to treat elevated blood pressure with drugs should be determined by an individual’s high absolute risk of having an adverse cardiovascular event.

Management of hypertension

KAREN DUGGAN

Addressing the impediments to the effective management of hypertension will have major implications in the prevention of cardiovascular and renal adverse events.

Hypertension: dietary and lifestyle measures in a nutshell

TREFOR O MORGAN

Making changes to lifestyle measures, such as diet and physical activity, can help reduce elevated blood pressure levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Renal artery stenosis and hypertension – whom and how to screen and treat

ROB MACGINLEY, GEORGE J MANGOS

Renovascular disease is an underlying cause in a significant proportion of patients who have refractory hypertension.

Hypertension and obstructive airways disease in the elderly

BELINDA R MILLER

Systemic hypertension and obstructive airways disease are very common in the elderly, and frequently coexist.

Management of chronic hypertension in pregnancy

LAWRENCE P McMAHON

The clinician needs to distinguish between new-onset and chronic hypertension and be aware of possible secondary causes, particularly chronic kidney disease.

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