oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : hypertension - an approach to diagnosis, examination and investigations in young adults

Volume 24, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... MORE ABOUT FARAz AhMAd, MB BS, MSc (Med) Family Physician, Eldorette AAMiR hAssAn, MB BS, MMed (Int Med) internist, Witbank Hypertension is a common condition affecting millions of people. It is a recognised risk factor for cerebrovascular, cardiovascular and renal disease. Even patients with mild elevation of blood pressure have been shown to have a significantly increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events. It is asymptomatic, but can be readily detected and is usually easily treated. However, a prudent approach is imperative when dealing with young hypertensive patients. Around 5% of patients exhibit an underlying cause for their hypertension; therefore the ..

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