Resistant hypertension (RH) is defined as blood pressure above a goal despite adherence to at least 3
optimally dosed antihypertensive medications of different classes, one of which is a diuretic. Evaluation
of possible RH begins with an assessment of adherence to medications. The white-coat effect should be
ruled out by out-of-office blood pressure monitoring. Obesity, heavy alcohol intake, and interfering
substances all contribute to RH. Dietary sodium restriction is an important part of management.
[swfobj src=”https://medicinainternaelsalvador.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/hipertension.swf” width=”700″ height=”500″ align=”center” allowfullscreen=”true”]