Risk management scenario

74 year old female patient, hypertension, on 2 medications, average of last 3 BP readings is 154/92

Risk of vascular event in the next 10 years is 10%. If a third drug is added and her systolic drops to 120 her risk drops to 7%

Discuss adding a 3rd line drug with the patient. What is the change in relative risk? What is the change in absolute risk?

 

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