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Hypertension and hypertension-related diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. A diagnosis of hypertension can have serious occupational implications for military personnel. This article examines the diagnosis and management of hypertension in military personnel, in the context of current international standards. We consider the consequences of hypertension in the military environment and potential military-specific issues relating to hypertension.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/jramc-2015-000506

Type

Journal article

Journal

J R Army Med Corps

Publication Date

09/2015

Volume

161

Pages

200 - 205

Keywords

AVIATION MEDICINE, OCCUPATIONAL & INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, Adult, Electrocardiography, Humans, Hypertension, Male, Military Personnel, Practice Guidelines as Topic