A 63 year old man is referred to you by the practice nurse during a routine check-up as his blood pressure is 152/99 mmHg. He is asymptomatic with no other significant past medical history. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is arranged which demonstrates a daytime average blood pressure of 143/92 mmHg. Following further investigations, his QRISK is calculated as 5.2%.
Based on the above information, which one of the following statements is most correct?