The Management of Resistant Hypertension — The Role of Minoxidil

  • Peter R. Lewy
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 3)


Minoxidil is an antihypertensive agent that acts by direct peripheral vasodilatation.It has recently been made available for use in the U.S. Between 1973 and 1979 we had the opportunity to utilize minoxidil on 25 occasions for the treatment of severe refractory hypertension in 21 children (11 males, 10 females) between the ages of 6 months to 16 years. All patients were treated according to an investigational emergency protocol approved by the Research and Human Ethics Committee of the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Informed consent for the use of minoxidil was obtained from parents and all older children.


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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter R. Lewy
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  1. 1.Children’s Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA

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