Initial Routine Tests for Diagnosis and Risk Stratification of the Patient with Hypertension

What Is Mandatory?
  • Tudor Vagaonescu
  • Robert A. Phillips
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Arterial hypertension is one of the most frequent causes of doctor’s office visits in the United States and in the Western countries. Because the assessment of the hypertensive patient may vary from a simple clinical examination that focuses on the cardiovascular status of the patient to an extensive multisystem evaluation that involves expensive invasive procedures, it is important to understand the rationale behind the various laboratory procedures before ordering them.


Hypertensive Patient Plasma Renin Activity Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Resistant Hypertension Retinal Vein Occlusion 
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  • Tudor Vagaonescu
  • Robert A. Phillips

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