Hypertension: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Edward A. Jackson, MD, FAAFP, is the Medical Director of AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at East Orlando, Florida. Dr. Jackson is also a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing and at Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Jackson is a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

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A 55-year-old man presents to your office for follow-up of his blood pressure (BP) medication. He is currently taking amlodipine 10 mg/d along with lisinopril 20 mg/d. He has been doing well and has had no adverse effects from this regimen. His BP readings at home and in the office average about 130/80 mm Hg.

He has no history of cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, he asks you if any simple changes can be made to decrease his cardiovascular risks.

Based on current literature, what intervention may decrease his cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality?

Adding hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) to the regimen.

Taking his BP medication at bedtime.

Adding a beta-blocker to the regimen.

No change is needed; his BP is well controlled.

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