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Resistant Hypertension: Detection, Evaluation, and Management

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  • Resistant hypertension (RH) is defined as a blood pressure (BP) of a hypertensive patient that remains elevated above goal in spite of the concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of different classes.
  • Diagnosing RH requires adherence to antihypertensive agents and the exclusion of the “white coat effect” (office BP above goal but out-of-office BP at or below target).
  • This is an update to the 2008 American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement on the detection (diagnosis), evaluation and management of resistant hypertension.

Read the full article in Hypertension

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