Hypertension
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Hypertension

Ellen Welch Medical student, University of Liverpool

An estimated 20 per cent of people in the UK have elevated blood pressure that warrants some form of treatment or monitoring. Hypertension can have serious consequences for patients and may result in death from coronary heart disease and stroke. Early intervention, patient education and lifestyle modification are essential for effective management of hypertension.

Correspondence welchellen@yahoo.co.uk

Nursing Standard. 18, 13,45-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.12.18.13.45.c3517

Published in print: 10 December 2003

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