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Management of hypertension in primary care

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Dr Amitesh Vasistha, Dr Bhavika Vagani, Dr Asim Zaidi
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 2, p.53 (123Doc Education, London, March 2009)


Mr Smith is a 59-year-old Caucasian gentleman, who presents to your GP clinic for the third time with a persistently raised blood pressure of 170/100. Mr Smith reports no significant past medical history and denies any medication.

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Dr Amitesh Vasistha

Senior House Officer in Cardiology
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Bhavika Vagani

Foundation Year Doctor in Medicine
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Asim Zaidi

Specialist Registrar in Cardiology
Southwest Rotation


1. Williams B, Poulter NR, Brown MJ, Davis M, McInnes GT, Potter JF, et al. Guidelines for management of hypertension: report of the fourth working party of the British Hypertension Society, 2004–BHS IV. J Hum Hypertension, 2004, 18:139–185.
2. NICE. Management of adults with hypertension in primary care. June 2006.
3. The management of hypertension in primary care: updated guidance from NICE part 1. MeReC Bulletin, October 2006, 17:1–2.


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