hypertension
HYPERTENSION
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Persistent high blood pressure can lead to increased strain to the heart and arteries that can eventually cause organ damage.
To classify the blood pressure, it must be based on ≥2 properly measured, seated blood pressure readings on each of ≥2 office visits.
Goals of therapy are to manage hypertension that can maintain the patient's normal blood pressure and identify and treat all reversible risk factors.

Hypertension Signs and Symptoms

Introduction


  • Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure
  • Symptoms may come from secondary causes, concomitant diseases, or from target organ damage (TOD)
  • Assessment with lab tests and imaging may be done to exclude secondary causes, additional cardiovascular risk factors, or TOD
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