Case of the Month #20 - hypertension

Published 01/02/2022

Key Take Home Messages

  • Malignant hypertension should be considered when measured blood pressure is >180/110mmHg with evidence of hypertension mediated end organ damage.
  • Initial investigations should focus on identifying a possible secondary cause of hypertension that may be amenable to specific treatment.
  • The choice of antihypertensive agent used should be tailored to the likely underlying cause.