An introduction to causes, detection and management of hypertension
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An introduction to causes, detection and management of hypertension

Jane Breen Clinical cardiology nurse specialist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London

This article examines the incidence of hypertension, the importance of early detection and the nurse’s role. Lifestyle modification measures and medication are discussed, incorporating national guidelines.

Nursing Standard. 23, 14,42-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.12.23.14.42.c6734

Correspondence

j.breen@rbht.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review