Clinical management of resistant hypertension: practical recommendations from the Italian Society of Hypertension (SIIA).
High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev. 2013 Dec;20(4):251-6
Authors: Veglio F, Grassi G, Mancia G, Volpe M, Italian Society of Hypertension
According to recent hypertension guidelines, resistant hypertension is a clinical condition characterized by the presence of BP values above the recommended limits of the reference values (BP >140/90 mmHg). The prevalence of this clinical condition is about 10 % of the essential hypertensives. A proper diagnosis and management of resistant hypertension should go trough careful, mandatory clinical step, aimed at excluding the presence of pseudo-resistance hypertension. In this report, we summarized the practical recommendations are targeting both the general practitioner and the specialist who play an active role in the clinical management of patients with arterial hypertension.
PMID: 23949949 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]