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Resistant hypertension (RH) occurs when a patient’s blood pressure (BP) above 130/80 mmHg even after intensive hypertension treatment, which includes using 3 concurrent anti-hypertensive medication classes of drug regularly, such as:
If after properly administering the daily doses of antihypertensive medications your condition has not improved, your doctor will work with you to determine if you have resistant hypertension and how to control this condition.
Resistant hypertension can have several causes and your physician will require a complete evaluation to identify any underlying conditions or secondary causes of hypertension, including:
Patients who do not seek treatment for resistant hypertension can run the risk of kidney damage, stroke, heart attack and more. Understanding what is causing your resistant hypertension will allow your doctor to personalize your treatment plan to improve your results.
The University of Chicago Medicine is a central site that studies interventional techniques that help reduce blood pressure in people who do not get significant reductions from medications alone. Moreover, the Director of the AHA Comprehensive Hypertension Center was an author of the updated Consensus Report on treatment of resistant hypertension.