Hypertension and nephrology

[The prevalence of therapy resistant hypertension]

FEJES Imola, ÁBRAHÁM György, LÉGRÁDY Péter

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Hypertension and nephrology - 2019;23(04)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33668/hn.23.016

[In our country as well as around the world the most common chronic disease is the hypertension, and it is also an important risk factor causing disability and premature death. Within this, getting to know the true prevalence of therapy- resistant hypertension is important also from a public health perspective, since the prognosis of it is worse than that of those who reaches goal blood pressure range. It usually comes with hypertension mediated organ damages and higher (2- 2.5 folder) cardiovascular risk. It is prevalence in the literature is from 5% to 30%. The knowledge of the true prevalence depends on many factors, like: there are many different definitions of resistant hypertension, what is the main profile of the data collecting study site and what level of the health care system it works, or for example a questionnaire of a multicenter trial cannot be used totally in each country and study site.]

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