Book review: Fast Facts: Hypertension (fifth edition)

Alison Crumbie reviews the fifth edition of Fast Facts: Hypertension. 
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Updates in the fifth edition of Fast Facts: Hypertension include new guidance on fourth-line therapy for resistant hypertension and latest thinking on BP treatment thresholds.

The measurement of blood pressure and the effective treatment of hypertension is an area of practice that is especially important for nurses working in primary care. For this reason, a handy book that summarises the most important aspects of this area of practice would be welcome.

Unfortunately, this text seems to have been written for an international audience, resulting in a lack of clear guidance on the diagnosis and management of hypertension. The text refers to ‘guidelines suggest’ without any referencing, and the reader is left wondering which guidelines are being used and whether these are relevant to clinicians in the


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