Diagnostics and treatment of resistant arterial hypertension


  • O. Korzh Kharkov Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ukraine




resistant arterial hypertension, diagnostics, treatment


Resistant arterial hypertension is diagnosed when three antihypertensives assignment does not result in achieving target blood pressure, which for most patients is the level below 140/90 mm Hg, wherein one of the medicaments must be diuretic and all drugs must be assigned to optimal or maximum tolerated doses. Despite the high prevalence of resistant arterial hypertension, the lack of blood pressure control is often associated with an inadequate selection of antihypertensive therapy, blood pressure misjudgement or failure of patients to medical recommendations. Therefore, before carrying out diagnostic measures necessary to consistently assess the adequacy of patients receiving therapy that inherent in the definition of RAH and exclude pseudoresistance.

Author Biography

O. Korzh, Kharkov Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

MD, PhD, Professor


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Clinical and experimental medicine