There are also many medications, supplements, and physiological conditions that play a role in hypertension. The medical history should include questions on:
Common Physiological Causes
Uncommon Physiological Causes
With the new AHA guidelines, medical providers are encouraged to utilize the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk calculator (ASCVD) to assess the patient’s risk of developing heart disease or stroke within 10 years. The calculator is a standardized guideline to predict risk and recommend management strategies for those at risk of ASCVD. It includes a history questionnaire of ASCVD e.g., acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, stable angina, coronary/or other arterial revascularization, stroke, transient ischemic attack, or peripheral artery disease.
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