EXAM. A normal adult should have their BP checked at least how often? What level of CVD risk over 10 years is considered high risk for primary prevention? In an otherwise low risk patient with hypertension, at what BP should drug therapy be initiated?
All adults from 40 years onwards, who have no history of CVD or diabetes, and who are not already on treatment for blood pressure or lipids, should be considered for an opportunistic comprehensive CVD risk assessment in primary care.
Younger adults (40 years) with a family history of premature atherosclerotic disease should also have their cardiovascular risk factors measured.
>180/110 Assess two weeks. Treat if persistent
>160/100 Assess 3-12 weeks. Treat if persistent
>140/90 Assess 12 weeks. Treat if diabetic/TOD/risk