May 13, 2021

No more pressure when managing high blood pressure

The Curbsiders Podcast

Lots of valuable pearls here. Consider starting a combination agent as the first medication, know that even pre-hypertensive patients have a higher risk than others, wrist bp cuffs should be avoided, and think about primary hyperaldosteronism even if K is normal.  Also, be aware some patients have “masked” hypertension with elevated bp at home but not in the office- these folks face the risk of cardiac disease and target organ damage too.