LAM Extra for General Practicioners - 2009;1(05)

LAM Extra for General Practicioners

DECEMBER 12, 2009

[RESISTANT HYPERTENSION - DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY]

TISLÉR András

[Hypertension is considered resistant to therapy if the target blood pressure is not achieved despite treatment with three different types of antihypertensive drugs, including a diuretic. Causes of therapy resistance may be grouped into three broad categories: Pseudoresistance can be the result of inadequate blood pressure measurement technique, the “white-coat” effect or the patients’ noncompliance with pharmacological and nonpharmacological medical advices. Evaluation of the measurement... tovább »