Hypertension Case

Hypertension Case

Case

Mary is a 38 year old attending the GP for a routine appointment about her contraception, for which she uses a diaphragm.  From her records you notice that Mary's blood pressure has increased since it was last checked 12 months ago.

Her first clinic blood pressure today is 158/94 mmHg.  Her heart rate is 72 beats per minute and regular.

Why is it important to note that her heart rate is regular?

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Identifying Risk Factors

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