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Chapter 27. Hypertension Medication Therapy Management Data Set

DS is a 55-year-old BM who is seen in the MTM clinic for management of his hypertension. The average of his last several blood pressure readings is 166/94 mm Hg. Which of the following is the most appropriate classification of his hypertension?

a. Stage I hypertension

b. Stage II hypertension

c. Isolated systolic HTN

d. Hypertensive urgency

All of the following can affect the accuracy of blood pressure measurements EXCEPT:

a. Use of a digital blood pressure monitor for the measurement

b. Temperature of the room where blood pressure is measured

c. Ingestion of caffeine prior to the blood pressure measurement

d. Skill of the practitioner performing the blood pressure measurement

SN is an 82-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and gout. Which of the following is an appropriate blood pressure goal for this patient?

a. < 130/80 mm Hg

b. < 150/90 mm Hg

c. < 140/80 mm Hg

d. < 110/65 mm Hg

Which of the following best describes how you would explain a beta-blocker to a patient using living room language?

a. A medication for your hypertension

b. A blood pressure medicine that works by slowing down how fast the heart beats and decreasing the body's reaction to stress

c. A blood pressure medicine that works by blocking responses to stimuli from the sympathetic nervous system

d. A blood pressure medicine that exerts its mechanism by blocking beta receptors in the heart

All of the following are appropriate for inclusion on the MAP of a patient with high blood pressure EXCEPT:

a. Monitor your hypertension 3 times weekly with a sphygmomanometer

b. Write down your blood pressure readings and bring them to your next visit

c. Avoid adding salt to your food at the table

d. Take your blood pressure medicine every morning

Which of the following would indicate the need for emergent referral of a patient with hypertension?

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