Role of screening for hypertension in patient management.

  title={Role of screening for hypertension in patient management.},
  author={George A. Wessberg},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={96 6},
Blood pressure in a 66-year-old man rose to 200/120 mm Hg after preprosthetic surgery. There are estimated to be more than 23 million Americans with high blood pressure. Many of these persons are unaware of their disease; those who are treated lead normal lives only with pharmacotherapeutic assistance. By screening for hypertension, by understanding the disease, by being knowledgeable of the therapeutic agents used, and by realizing the amount of stress the patient will satisfactorily tolerate… CONTINUE READING

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