Mr Smith is a 64 year old retired teacher. During a routine check-up at his local clinic, his blood pressure was 145/92mmHg. He has been feeling a bit under the weather but otherwise has no other symptoms.


  1. Having read the above scenario, what would you do after the initial reading of his blood pressure? Suggest a course of action to help you accurately assess his blood pressure.                                                                                                    (4 marks) (Maximum 200 words)















  1. How would you characterise the patient’s blood pressure according to the JNC7 classification . (1 mark) (Maximum 50 words)








  1. Mention 4 of the signs and/or symptoms that could accompany hypertension and comment on the current presentation.  (5 marks) (Maximum 250 words)

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