Resistant Hypertension

Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Giuseppe Mancia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Gian Paolo Rossi
      Pages 11-21
    3. Christian Delles, Anna F. Dominiczak
      Pages 23-37
    4. Enrico Agabiti Rosei, Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Damiano Rizzoni
      Pages 39-50
  3. Diagnostic Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Gianfranco Parati, Juan E. Ochoa, Grzegorz Bilo
      Pages 59-75
    3. Roland E. Schmieder
      Pages 77-94
    4. Michel Burnier, Antoinette Pechère Bertschi, Gregoire Wuerzner
      Pages 115-126
    5. Felix Mahfoud, Michael Böhm
      Pages 127-136
    6. Guido Grassi, Gianmaria Brambilla, Gino Seravalle
      Pages 137-144
    7. Peter M. Nilsson, Jan Cederholm
      Pages 145-153
    8. Manolis S. Kallistratos, Antonios N. Pavlidis, Athanasios J. Manolis
      Pages 155-169
    9. Miguel Camafort, Heitor Moreno, Antonio Coca
      Pages 171-180
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 193-195

About this book


A growing number of people suffer from so-called resistant hypertension, that is to say, high blood pressure that does not respond to treatment. This disorder is of great current interest and importance for public health, being a common clinical problem faced by both primary care clinicians and specialists. Furthermore, as older age and obesity are among the strongest risk factors for uncontrolled hypertension, the incidence of resistant hypertension will likely increase as the population becomes more elderly and heavier. While the prognosis of resistant hypertension is unknown, cardiovascular risk is undoubtedly increased since patients often have a history of long-standing, severe hypertension complicated by multiple other cardiovascular risk factors. This volume, compiled by a panel of world-renowned experts, offers a comprehensive exploration of resistant hypertension, covering epidemiology, complex diagnostic aspects, and the therapeutic options currently available, with due attention to overall treatment strategies. New therapeutic agents and procedures, such as renal denervation and baroreceptor stimulation, are also described. In addition, the book addresses the economic aspects of resistant hypertension and the role of the different professional figures, from GPs to hypertension specialists, in dealing with it.


Antihypertensive drugs Cardiovascular risk Compliance to treatment Hypertension Renal denervation

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Mancia
    • 1
  1. 1.IRCCS Istituto Auxologico ItalianoUniversity of Milano BicoccaMilanItaly

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