These review questions are designed to be a brief active review of the previous articles and podcasts covering hypertension, hypertension medications and cardiomyopathy. If for some reason something doesn’t make sense or you want to go back and check something follow the links provided
1. You are looking to add a second medication to help a patient better control their blood pressure. The patient has a history of asthma and benign prostatic hypertrophy. Which of the following would be a poor choice for this patient?
- Calcium Channel Blocker
- Beta blocker
- Alpha Blocker
2. A patient comes in to your office for a follow up secondary to a single blood pressure reading of 148/96. At this visit his blood pressure is measured at 150/98. What is your treatment of choice at this point?
- Continue with behavior modification, encourage patient to take BP at home and follow up in one month.
- Begin treatment with thiazide diuretic and follow up in one month.
- Blood pressure is in the high normal range so reassure the patient and continue to monitor.
- Begin treatment with a calcium channel blocker and follow up in one month.
3. A 22 year old male comes into your office complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain following activity. It does not last long, but has been getting worse. He does not smoke. He is a soccer player at a local university. His physical exam is normal aside from a systolic murmur. Being an astute physician assistant you have him squat down and this time when you listen the murmur is almost gone. What is the likely diagnosis?
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
- Restrictive cardiomyopathy
4. Which of the following is not a side effect of loop diuretics?
- Hearing loss
- Metallic taste in mouth
5. List four behavior modifications to combat HTN.