Resistant hypertension is high blood pressure that does not respond to aggressive medical treatment (take 3 different blood pressure medications). Resistant hypertension increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. Hypertension is considered resistant when all of the following are true:
- someone is taking 3 different blood pressure medications at their max tolerated doses; of those blood pressure medications is a diuretic;
- blood pressure remains above your goal;
- if hypertension requires 4+ medications to be controlled. Twenty percent of patients with hypertension are resistant.
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