Resistant Hypertension

  • Massimo Salvetti

Part of the Practical Case Studies in Hypertension Management book series (PCSHM)

About this book

Introduction

This book is designed to assist physicians in the everyday management of hypertensive patients, with a particular focus on difficult-to-treat and resistant hypertension. The selected clinical cases are representative of the patients who are seen in the “real world”, rather than rare clinical cases, and provide examples of management according to current international guidelines. The scenarios considered include not only cases in which arterial hypertension is truly resistant but also instances of pseudo-resistant hypertension, including cases in which resistance is related to comorbidities, concomitant treatments, or the use of drugs. The ultimate objective is to provide paradigmatic examples of evidence-based approaches to difficult-to-treat patients that will help physicians to select the most appropriate diagnostic tools and evidence-based treatment strategy for each individual patient.

Keywords

Difficult-to-treat hypertension False resistant hypertension Pseudo-resistant hypertension True-resistant hypertension Low adherence Drug intolerance Illicit drugs Comorbidities

Authors and affiliations

  • Massimo Salvetti
    • 1
  1. 1.ASST Spedali Civili di BresciaClinica Medica-University of BresciaBresciaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30637-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30636-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30637-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6632
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6640
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