Resistant Hypertension: Truly Resistant or Just Difficult to Control?

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    Dr. Marvin Moser from Yale University and Dr. Norman Kaplan from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas participated in this discussion focusing on the topic "Resistant Hypertension: Truly Resistant or Just Difficult to Control?"

    The discussion focused primarily on:
    (1) treatment of resistant hypertentsion,
    (2) differentiation between truly resistant patients and patients who are difficult to treat,
    (3) white coat hypertension as a factor,
    (4) blood pressure monitoring,
    (5) renal vascular disease and aldosteronism,
    (6) surgical and pharmaceutical therapy,
    (7) intensity of medication to illicit response and patient condition,
    (8) treatment of older patient populations,
    (9) the impact of lifestyle changes on blood pressure reduction,
    (10) treatment of middle-aged patient populations, and
    (11) impact of NSAIDs on therapy.
    (Med Roundtable Cardiovasc Ed. 2010;1(3):200-206) ©2010 FoxP2 Media, LLC

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