Resistant hypertension and target organ damage

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — junio 11th, 2013 — 9:04 under Editorial

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Resistant hypertension and target organ damage

EditorialPor: Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Massimo Salvetti, Damiano Rizzoni, Anna Paini, Claudia Agabiti-Rosei, Carlo Aggiusti and Enrico Agabiti Rosei.  Hypertension Research (2013) 36, 485–491.

Cardiovascular (CV) complications such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, stroke and renal failure are related to both the degree and the duration of blood pressure (BP) increase. Resistant hypertension (RH) is associated with a higher risk of CV complications and a higher prevalence of target organ damage (TOD). The relationship between CV disease and TOD can be bidirectional. Elevated BP in RH may cause CV structural and functional alterations, and the development or persistence of left ventricular hypertrophy, aortic stiffness, atherosclerotic plaques, microvascular disease and renal dysfunction, may render hypertension more difficult to control.  [Actualizado: 11 de junio de 2013]

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