How to Approach Clinical Problems
Part 1.Approach to the Patient
Part 2.Approach to Clinical Problem Solving
Part 3.Approach to Reading
Sixty Case Scenarios
Listing of Cases
Listing by Case Number
Listing by Disorder （Alphabetical）
9.2 A 45-year-old man is diagnosed with idiopathic hypertension based on two blood pressures of 150/100 and 156/102 mm Hg.Which of the following would most likely provide prognostic information regarding this patient?
A. Vascular biopsy
B. End-organ effects from hypertension, such as left ventricular hypertrophy
C. Patients enrollment in a clinical trial
D. Measurement of serum homocysteine levels
9.3 A 34-year-old woman is noted to be diagnosed with stage I hypertension and after an evaluation is noted to have no complications.According to JNC 7,which of the following antihypertensive agents are generally considered first-line agents for this individual?
E.Vasodilators such as hydralazine
9.4 A 45-year-old man with type 2 diabetes is noted to have blood pressures of 145/90 and 150/96 mm Hg on two separate occasions.Which of the following is the best initial therapy for this patient?
D.Beta-blocker and hydrochlorothiazide.