Case 1:

B.W., A 55 year-old stockbroker comes to your office for the first time for what he calls a routine check-up.   He feels well and has no specific complaints.   Past history is notable for blood pressure that was " a bit up" on one or two previous occasions over the past 5 years.   However, the patient states that it was never high enough to warrant medication.   On physical examination the patient is found to be 5'7" tall with a weight of 190 lbs.   Blood pressure is 150/102 mm Hg in the right arm in the sitting position.