Is resistant hypertension really resistant?

Is resistant hypertension always resistant? Professor Bryan Williams explores this question and addresses the definition of resistant hypertension as well as its diagnosis, management and the potential role of treatment non-adherence. 


Is resistant hypertension really resistant? How do you define and diagnose resistant hypertension? These are the topics addressed by Professor Williams in the opening section of this presentation.


Is resistant hypertension really resistant? In part 2 of the video, Professor Williams looks at the data for non-adherence among patients with hypertension as a potential cause of “pseudo-resistant” hypertension as well as identification and management of truly resistant hypertension including ruling out the potential for secondary hypertension.


Is resistant hypertension really resistant? In the final part of this video, Professor Williams looks at the current treatment options available for the management of resistant hypertension and discusses the role of single pill triple therapy and low-dose spironolactone in this setting.