Hypertension 1

Mr A is a 32 year old undertaker’s mate who bashed his thumb with a hammer while “boxing up” in the course of his occupation. He smokes thirty cigarettes a day and has a staple diet of cornish pasties and potato crisps.

He was somewhat upset when he attended Casualty where his blood pressure was recorded at 190/102. He was advised to attend surgery to have his BP assessed and you find a series of three readings to be 160/100, 138/96 and 130/80.

What do you do next?

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