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.c6734Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review