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Chief Complaint:

Hypertension

Published: April 19, 2017
Case No. 6
Author: Jason2475
CASE SCENARIO

A 55 year old male presents to your family practice for a routine check-up. The patient has no past medical history, feels well, and currently has no complaints. He is not taking any medications and has no family history of significant cardiac disease. The patient exercises daily and has no toxic habits. You notice that on his intake vitals the patient has a blood pressure of 159/91. The patient is concerned about his blood pressure and states he has a friend who was recently started on medication for hypertension. He asks if he should be started on a medication.

QUESTION

What is the appropriate action to take?