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Resistant hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18710667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite the high prevalence and heterogeneity of hypertension, blood pressure (BP) can be controlled to goal levels with effective therapy in many patients. However, in a small percentage of patients who have hypertension, the BP remains refractory to usual and customary therapeutic measures. In such patients, who have so-called "resistant" or "refractory" hypertension, proper evaluation and assessment have to be undertaken to improve the BP control. There are some factors that may make hypertension control difficult in some patients. Therefore, it is necessary to identify possible etiologic reasons for the loss of BP control and to rectify them to achieve normotension. In selected patients, aggressive treatment (nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic) of hypertension is required to prevent excessive morbidity and mortality.
Russell L Silverstein; C Venkata S Ram
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primary care     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1558-299X     ISO Abbreviation:  Prim. Care     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-19     Completed Date:  2008-10-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430463     Medline TA:  Prim Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-13, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dallas Nephrology Associates, 13154 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75240, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure
Chronic Disease
Diuretics / therapeutic use
Drug Interactions
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Life Style
Medical History Taking / methods
Patient Education as Topic
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Primary Health Care / methods*
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Diuretics

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