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Diagnosis and investigations of hypertension

Sunil Nadar

in Hypertension

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ISBN: 9780199547579
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199547579.003.0006

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Diagnosis and investigations of hypertension

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The diagnosis of hypertension should not be made based on a single elevated office blood pressure reading. - Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring will help in making the diagnosis of true hypertension and rule out white coat hypertension. - The investigations for hypertension include evaluation of the presence of target organ damage to rule out causes of secondary hypertension. - Tests for secondary hypertension should only be done in the case of a strong clinical suspicion. - Assessment of a patient with hypertension should include overall assessment of risk of cardiovascular disease. -

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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