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Hypertension: clinical review

Hypertension: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


August 20, 2015


January 31, 2019

Programme description

This article by Dr Klaus Witte and colleagues, updated in 2019 by Dr Aaron Koshy, reviews the management of hypertension in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include causes of secondary hypertension, suitable investigations such as urine dipstick and ECG, the role of home blood pressure monitoring, lifestyle advice and medication.

Educational objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • List the causes of hypertension
  • Diagnose and manage hypertension
  • Understand the prognosis of patients with treated hypertension
  • Faculty

    Original authors
    Dr Klaus Witte 

    Associate professor and consultant cardiologist

    NIHR clinician scientist
    University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Dr Thomas Craven

    Cardiology Registrar ST3
    Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

    Dr Simon Thackray
    Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
    North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust

    Update author
    Dr Aaron Koshy
    Clinical research fellow in cardiology
    University of Leeds

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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