Use of ambulatory blood pressure measurement in the definition of resistant hypertension: a review of the evidence.

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Use of ambulatory blood pressure measurement in the definition of resistant hypertension: a review of the evidence.

Por: Alexandre Persu, Eoin O’Brien y Paolo Verdecchia.  Hypertension Research (2014) 37, 967–972.

Revista Hypertension ResearchResistant hypertension as defined by the European Society of Hypertension and American Heart Association is a blood pressure that remains uncontrolled despite concomitant intake of at least three antihypertensive drugs (one of them preferably being a diuretic) at full doses. This definition is still based on office rather than out-of-office blood pressure measurement. In this review we propose a new, stricter definition of resistant hypertension based on ambulatory blood pressure measurement.

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