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Resistant systemic hypertension.
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PMID:  21451335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Resistant hypertension is defined as failure to achieve goal blood pressure (BP) when a patient adheres to the maximum tolerated doses of three antihypertensive drugs including a diuretic. Although the exact prevalence of resistant hypertension is currently unknown, indirect evidence from population studies and clinical trials suggests that it is a relatively common clinical problem. Exclusion of preparations that contribute to true BP treatment resistance, such as NSAIDs and certain herbs, is also important. In Syria and other middle-eastern countries, licorice juice ingestion is considered as a distinct reason for resistant hypertension.
Bassam Al-Baba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Al Mowasat University Hospital, Damascus, Syria.
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