Hypertension that remains above 140/90 mmHg despite the use of three antihypertensive drugs in a rational combination at full doses and including a diuretic is known as 'resistant'. The percentage of hypertensives whose condition is resistant varies in large part upon the setting: those seen in general practice show a prevalence of perhaps 5%; those seen by nephrologists, probably 50%. This paper reviews the major causes of resistant hypertension and provides specific recommendations for the evaluation and management of patients with this threatening condition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Hypertension|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2005|
- Resistant hypertension
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine