Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disorders: Board Review Questions

Jennifer Williams, MDEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

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Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disorders

Board Review Questions of the Week
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a very common presentation in medical practice.  Hypertension is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and aneurysm.

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure, but many are not aware of this fact.

Test your knowledge of hypertension diagnosis and treatment with these board review questions, courtesy of Med-Challenger online medical education.

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Hypertension Case:

A 65-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents to you complaining of intermittently occurring chest palpitations associated with some lightheadedness for the past 2 weeks.

On examination, his vitals are:

  • Blood pressure is 150/80 mm Hg
  • Heart rate is 120 beats/minute and irregular
  • Respiratory rate is 20 breaths/minute
  • Temperature is 97.5 °F

After you feel his pulse, you obtain electrocardiography (ECG; see Figure).

Figure 1. 65 years old patient ECG with hypertension.

Question:

Which of the following antihypertensive agents will also help control the heart rate of this patient with hypertension?

Answer Options:

Metoprolol

Hydrochlorothiazide

Prazosin

Digoxin


See the answer...


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