Resistant Hypertension: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment by Giuseppe Mancia
English | PDF(Repost),EPUB | 2013 | 193 Pages | ISBN : 8847054141 | 5.51 MB
A growing number of people suffer from so-called resistant hypertension, that is to say, high blood pressure that does not respond to treatment. This disorder is of great current interest and importance for public health, being a common clinical problem faced by both primary care clinicians and specialists. Furthermore, as older age and obesity are among the strongest risk factors for uncontrolled hypertension, the incidence of resistant hypertension will likely increase as the population becomes more elderly and heavier. While the prognosis of resistant hypertension is unknown, cardiovascular risk is undoubtedly increased since patients often have a history of long-standing, severe hypertension complicated by multiple other cardiovascular risk factors.