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For calculation of absolute risk, should current (treated) blood pressure be used or previous (untreated) blood pressure?

Answer

The most recently recorded pre-treatment value should ideally be used for individuals taking antihypertensive medication.  Where this is not possible decisions about increasing or decreasing therapy should be made with their doctor (rather than calculating risk on treatment).

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