NICE hypertension guideline

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One in three adults in the UK are affected by hypertension. The likelihood of a person developing hypertension increases with age. Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular conditions, such as stroke, myocardial infarction, and peripheral vascular disease.  

This Guidelines summary of the NICE hypertension guideline includes new and updated recommendations on:

  • Measuring blood pressure
  • Diagnosing hypertension
  • Assessing cardiovascular risk and target organ damage
  • Treating and monitoring hypertension
  • Choosing antihypertensive drug treatment (for people with or without type 2 diabetes)
  • Identifying who to refer for same-day specialist review.

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