Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Hypertension

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Free board review question of the week hypertension

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This week’s case-based question:


A 59-year-old man with a known history of hypertension presents to you for evaluation because he says he has been having frontal headaches and blurred vision during the past few days. When asked, he does not note any focal weakness, numbness, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, or recent, illicit drug use. He tells you that he has been compliant with his antihypertensive medications that he takes at home (hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, and metoprolol), and he adds that he took these medications today.

On today’s visit, his blood pressure is 200/130 mm Hg and his pulse is 90 beats/minute. General physical examination is unremarkable and neurologic examination is nonfocal. You perform a funduscopic examination (see Figure).

Figure.

What would be the best next step in the management of this patient’s blood pressure?

Answer Options

no intervention
additional dose of current antihypertensive medications
intravenous nitroprusside
intravenous labetalol

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