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Letters Managing hypertension

Professional judgment is key in treating hypertension

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 14 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1033
  1. Michael Schachter, senior lecturer in clinical pharmacology1
  1. 1Imperial College London, St Mary’s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
  1. m.schachter{at}

I don’t know if medieval theologians really did discuss how many angels could dance on the head of a pin, but as someone involved daily in managing hypertension, I believe that much of the debate about treating the condition is in the same category.1 Some points are worth making.

We now have a large repertoire of treatments …

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