Situaciones difíciles en la hipertensión

Translated title of the contribution: Difficult situations in hypertension

Norman M Kaplan

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Resistant or refractory hypertension is that in which the purpose of blood pressure control is not achieved in spite of the prescription of adequate changes in style of life and drug treatment that includes three antihypertensive drugs, one of them diuretic, at adequate doses. The causes of this refractoriness are different. Among them, pseudorefractoriness or pseudoresistance, lack of treatment compliance by the patient, clinical inertia, inadequate drug prescription or combinations, or presence of undiagnosed secondary hypertension stand out. These features are analyzed in the present review.

Translated title of the contributionDifficult situations in hypertension
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Clinical inertia
  • Lack of compliance
  • Resistant hypertension
  • Secondary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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