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Controlled hypertension: a forgotten diagnosis

November 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:127 doi:10.5837/bjc.2017.029

Controlled hypertension: a forgotten diagnosis

Aaron Koshy, Anet Gregory Toms, Sharon Koshy, Raj Mohindra

Abstract

Figure 1. Suggested model for hypertension Clinical significance Controlled hypertension is likely clinically significant. Patients often receive prognostication or treatment upon the basis of a diagnosis of systemic hypertension. This is built upon the assumption that the patient risk profile is determined by a once proven diagnosis of systemic hypertension. However, if patients are successfully treated for their systemic hypertension they may in fact move from a higher risk group towards a lower risk group. This could result in some patients ultimately receiving inappropriate treatments. For example, consider a relatively young male patie

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