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Hypertension in the military patient
  1. Alys Hunter1,
  2. D A Holdsworth2,
  3. J D'Arcy3,
  4. K Bailey4 and
  5. B Casadei5
  1. 1MDHU Portsmouth, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
  2. 2Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  3. 3RCDM (Oxford), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  4. 4AMD, Marlborough Lines, Andover, UK
  5. 5Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Flt Lt Alys Hunter, MDHU Portsmouth, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 1LY, UK; alys.maconie{at}


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.


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