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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 24 No. 6 Update on management of hypertension

28 December, 2018

Update on management of hypertension

  • Hypertension is defined as a systolic blood pressure of ≥140 mmHg and/or a diastolic blood
    pressure of ≥90 mmHg
  • Hypertension is one of the most important preventable causes of premature morbidity and mortality
  • Unidentified and uncontrolled hypertension is a global health issue
  • Combination pharmacological therapy is required in most patients to control hypertension