Resistant hypertension is more likely to be encountered with certain diseases and with certain risk factors.
Diseases associated with resistant hypertension:
(1) primary hyperaldosteronism (Conn's disease)
(2) atherosclerosis with renovascular disease and/or aortic stiffening
(3) obstructive sleep apnea
(4) chronic kidney disease
(6) coarctation of the aorta
(7) Cushing's disease
Patient findings associated with greater risk of poor blood pressure control:
(1) older age
(2) Black race
(3) high dietary sodium intake
(4) high baseline blood pressure
(5) long history of poorly-controlled hypertension
(6) diabetes mellitus
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Purpose: To evaluate a patient with resistant hypertension (RH) for possible causes and risk factors.
Objective: risk factors, pharmacogenetics, failure handling and therapy escalation, response to therapy
ICD-10: I10, I11, I12,