Chapter 72 Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension (TECH) Q&A (1 of 10) Sample Questions
1. MP, a 50-year-old lawyer is an occasional patient of your pharmacy. He smokes 16 cigarettes per day, eats out daily, and drinks two bottles of alcohol and works long hours daily. Today, he brings in a prescription of Metformin 500 mg bid. While obtaining the necessary information from MP, he informs you that his wife is a nurse and from his recent blood pressure measurement, the reading is very high. You tell him then about the available blood pressure machine to double check his BP if he wants to. He does so and comes back to tell you that his blood pressure is 160/100 mgHg. What should you tell MP?
- A. Tell him that his blood pressure is very high, which may require medications. Let him talk to the pharmacist for she may refer MP to the doctor.
- B. Show proper way how to check blood pressure.
- C. Offer pamphlet on high blood pressure patient lifestyle changes.
- D. Encourage to visit to physician to get hypertension treatment.