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Patient with Resistant Hypertension

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

Abstract

A 68-year-old, Caucasian male was referred by his family physician for assessment of uncontrolled arterial hypertension. He is treated with three antihypertensive drugs. 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) was performed, and the final diagnosis was true resistant hypertension.

The definition of resistant hypertension is based on office blood pressure (BP) measurements. ABPM is mandatory in resistant hypertensive patients to define true and white-coat resistant hypertension, as the latter group has a better prognosis.

Keywords

Resistant hypertension 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring Cardiovascular risk High blood pressure Spironolactone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Segura
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  1. 1.Hypertension Unit, Department of NephrologyHospital Universitario 12 de OctubreMadridSpain

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