Hypertension, Cardiovascular DisordersBoard Review Questions of the Week
Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure, but many are not aware of this fact.
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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.
Which of the following antihypertensive agents will also help control the heart rate of this patient with hypertension?
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