EE Chapter 85 Hypertension Q&A (1 OF 56) Sample Questions
1. MP is a 50-year-old a diabetic patient. In a recent visit, his blood pressure was high. At what blood pressure a doctor should initiate pharmacotherapy?
- A. 120/80
- B. 130/80
- C. 140/80
- D. 140/90
1. Read the question. You are asked to identify BP reading that prompts for pharmacotherapeutic management for a patient with co-morbidity.
2. Look for cues and keywords or key phrases. There are multiple cues in this case: diabetic patient, recent visit blood pressure was high. Key phrase, initiate pharmacotherapy. In answering this type of question, you can simply apply an analogy between a normal person and a person with an existing condition who both developed high blood pressure. The latter has compromised organ functions that involve the heart thus a lower reading compared to the former would require a more prompt action.
3. So, the correct answer is B.