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Nonpharmacological management of resistant hypertension


Sabbahi, S and Severin, R and Laddu, D and Sharman, JE and Arena, R and Ozemek, C, Nonpharmacological management of resistant hypertension, Current Cardiology Reports, 23 pp. 1-7. ISSN 1534-3170 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11886-021-01601-4


Purpose of Review: In the United States (US), 46% of adults have hypertension (systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mmHg, diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mmHg). Approximately, 16% of patients with hypertension have apparent treatment-resistant hypertension (aTRH) and the incidence of true resistant hypertension (RHT) is thought to be much lower (~ 2%). These patients with RHT are at a higher risk for adverse events and worse clinical outcomes.

Recent Findings: Although lifestyle interventions have proven to be effective as the first line of defense in treating hypertension, their role in the management of patients with RHT is not well established. Despite fewer in number, available studies examining lifestyle interventions in patients with RHT do indeed show promising results.

Summary: In this review, we aim to discuss the role of common lifestyle interventions such as physical activity, exercise, weight loss, and dietary modifications on blood pressure control in patients with RHT.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:blood pressure, hypertension, public health, hypertension, resistant hypertension, exercise, lifestyle, nutrition
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Sharman, JE (Professor James Sharman)
ID Code:147024
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2021-10-11
Last Modified:2021-11-17

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