Treating resistant hypertension

Published: December, 2012

Drugs may not be enough to lower stubborn high blood pressure.

Approximately half of the 67 million Americans with high blood pressure are unable to bring their blood pressure down to desired levels with medications. When taking the maximum-tolerated doses of at least three medications—one of which is a diuretic—fails to work, these people are said to have resistant hypertension. It's a huge concern.

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