Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Hypertension and Blood Pressure Control Categories

Blood pressure has to be monitored closely in patients diagnosed with stage 1 or 2 hypertension.

Hypertension and blood pressure control has 5 categories that everyone should know about:

Explanation:

  • Blood pressure has to be monitored closely for patients diagnosed with stage 1 or stage 2 hypertension.
  • Patients should learn ways to manage their blood pressure with medications prescribed by their clinicians, as well as with diet and exercise.
  • Uncontrolled hypertension may lead to many severe complications, including stroke, heart attack and/or death.

Reference: Blood pressure and the new ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines - ScienceDirect