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Almost a third of men and over a quarter of women in the UK have high blood pressure, and important risk factor for increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential components of a strategy to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, together with the identification and management of other cardiovascular risk factors.


On completion of this module you will be better able to:

  • Make a diagnosis of hypertension
  • Identify patients who require antihypertensive treatment
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality by lowering blood pressure
  • Identify appropriate blood pressure lowering drugs for people with hypertension 
This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.
Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.