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Asymptomatic hypertension – don’t do anything!

Hi – the news we’ve all been waiting for.

ACEP published a consensus statement in July 2013, Weingart blogged in October, you have it now.

Is there any evidence to further assess OR treat asymptomatic hypertension in ED – NO.

Send them back to their GP for further evaluation and treatment – they’ll be fine.

There are some provisos so please read the article attached.


Here’s a link to Scott’s emcrit post: Weingarts’s podcast on asymptomatic hypertension

Comments welcome as usual




  1. Ramona Pungutan says:

    Thanks Daniel. This is very helpful, I will forward to the other doctors in the clinic, I hope you don’t mind me doing this. Regards. Remona

    Sent from my iPhone


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