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After obtaining several elevated blood pressure readings from the automated sphygmomanometer in his local drugstore, a 51-year-old man sought care from his primary care provider. The patient has been diagnosed with hypertension following several elevated blood pressure readings. The nurse at the clinic should recognize which of the following drug regimens as being most likely?
A)Monotherapy with a loop diuretic
B)Monotherapy with an ACE inhibitor
C)A beta-blocker combined with a calcium channel blocker
D)A thiazide diuretic combined with a beta-blocker
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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The JNC 7 guidelines suggest thiazide diuretics be used as first-line therapy, either alone (monotherapy) or with a beta-blocker, ACE inhibitor, ARB, or calcium channel blocker. Consequently, the other listed drug regimens are less likely to be implemented.

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