Dr Muneeb Ahmad, Dr Adnan Karamat, Dr Shah Rukh Arshad Chaudhary
Objectives of the study: The main objective of the study is to find the effect of oral antihypertensive medication in blood pressure elevation and their outcomes. Methodology of the study: This cross sectional study was conducted at Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi during March 2019 to January 2020. The data was collected from 100 patients which was suffering from high blood pressure use any kind of oral medication for treatment. We collect the data in two sections, as first of all we collect some demographic information regarding age, sex, socio-economic status and history of blood pressure. Then in second part we collect data regarding high blood pressure, use of medication and heart issues. For this purpose we prepare a questionnaire and fill that from patients. Results: Despite the lack of evidence of an immediate increase in risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, primary care physicians often are hesitant to send patients with severe blood pressure elevations home. As a result, it remains common practice to acutely lower blood pressure using short-acting antihypertensive. Conclusion: In conclusion, in patients without previous hypertension, oral antihypertensive therapy can be initiated during the hospitalization with close outpatient follow-up.