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Hypertension - Management

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Thiazides

Question 10

Which of these statements are true?    

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  1. Thiazides are only useful as a second or third line agent treatment of HTN select
  2. Thiazides are useful in treatment of elderly patients with HTN. select
  3. Thiazides are useful in treatment of black patients with HTN. select
  4. Loop diuretics are better HTN and thiazides for heart failure. select

 

 

Question 11

Common side effects of thiazide diuretics include:

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  1. Ankle oedema select
  2. Hyponatraemia select
  3. Hypercalciuria select
  4. Cough select
  5. Hypokalaemia select

 

Beta-blockers

 

 
 

Question 12

What patients are more likely to benefit from taking Beta-blockers?

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  1. Patients with Afro-Caribean origin   select
  2. Patients suffering from migraine   select
  3. Asthmatic patients   select
  4. Patients with anxiety disorders   select
  5. Ischaemic heart disease patients   select
  6. Young white males select

 

General feedback on these answers.

 

Question 13

What are the common side effects of Beta-blockers?

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  1. Bronchospasm select
  2. Impotence select
  3. Peripheral vascular disease select
  4. Cough select
  5. Heart block select
  6. Hypoglycaemic unawareness select

 

 

 

ACE inhibitors

 


 

Question 14

In what groups of patients are ACE inhibitors more effective?

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  1. Diabetic patients select
  2. Patients with chronic cardiac failure select
  3. Elderly patients select
  4. Proteinuric patients select
  5. Black patients select

 

Question 15

What are the side effects of ACE-I?

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   1.  Acute renal failure (acute kidney injury)   select
   2.  Impotence   select
   3.  Cough   select
   4.  Hyperkalaemia   select
   5 Angioedema   select

 

 

Calcium Channel blockers

 

 

Question 16

What are the common side effects of CCB?

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   1.  Headache   select
   2.  Renal failure   select
   3.  Bradycardia   select
   4.  Angioedema   select
   5.  Broncospasm   select

 

Question 17

What patients benefit from calcium channel blockers usage?

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  1.  Patients with cardiovascular disease   select
  2.  Elderly patients (>55yo)   select
  3.  Patients with chronic heart failure   select
  4.  Patients with migraine   select

 

Quiz

Answers to the next five questions are one of the following, each answer can be used multiple times:

  A - Lifestyle modifications for 12 months
  B - Calcium channel blockers
  C - Spironolactone
  D - Beta blockers
  E - Lifestyle modifications and ACE-I

 
Choose the best therapy for:

  1. 36 year old white man with HTN and no end organ damage signs. Your answer should be this
  2. 50 year old white woman with DM and protein in her urine. Your answer should be this
  3. 46 year old black man with marked obesity, BP 140/77. Your answer should be this
  4. 63 year old woman of Pakistani origin with BP 160/80. Your answer should be this
  5. 44 year old white man with HTN resistant to lifestyle changes. Your answer should be this

 

That's the end of this tutorial.  Below you can find more info about the ABCD categorisation of antihypertensive agents (to follow ...)

 
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