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Many patients with resistant hypertension fail to take prescribed medications

Many patients with resistant hypertension fail to take prescribed medications
March 28, 2017

During a trial that initially reviewed the effects of medication on participants with resistant hypertension who received renal denervation, researchers found that only one in five participants adheres to their medication regimen.

“People mistakenly thought to have resistant hypertension — which is high [BP] despite taking three or more medications — end up seeing specialists and undergoing extra tests because we don’t understand why they are so difficult to treat,” Peter Blankestijn, MD, PhD, professor of nephrology and hypertension at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, said in a press release.

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