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Title: Hypertension - the difficult decisions.
Austin Authors: O'Callaghan, Christopher James;Goh, Min Yin ;Rong, Pei
Affiliation: University of Melbourne and Director of General Medicine and clinical pharmacologist, Blood Pressure Clinic, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2013
Publication information: Australian Family Physician; 42(6): 376-9
Abstract: Although management of hypertension is a daily activity of primary care practitioners, it remains one of the most demanding areas of medicine. Reasons for this include the imprecision of blood pressure measurement, the complexity of assessing cardiovascular risk, and the need to use multiple agents to control blood pressure.This article discusses clinical scenarios that force clinicians to make decisions about blood pressure measurement techniques and methods of treatment.We consider ambulatory compared to office based blood pressure measurement, the types of clinical scenarios in which ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is likely to be beneficial, what to consider when there is nocturnal elevated blood pressure, and the assessment and management of resistant hypertension.
Gov't Doc #: 23781543
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Antihypertensive Agents.therapeutic use
Blood Pressure Determination.methods
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Decision Support Techniques
Hypertension.diagnosis.drug therapy.physiopathology.therapy
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
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