Stuart is a 67-year old gentleman. His past medical history includes having hypertension and he had a myocardial infarction (MI) in 2012. Following his MI, he attended the cardiac rehabilitation programme in his local hospital where he learned to take his own pulse and measure his blood pressure, using an automated machine.
He has recently found that the automated BP machine that he uses has been giving him rather erratic readings. Despite this, he has been feeling normal. He decides to phone the nurse at his GP practice for advice on the BP readings.
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