Jan 1, 1976

The difficult hypertensive

J Raftos


With the wide range of medications available today it should be possible to obtain satisfactory control in the majority of hypertensive patients. However, there are various categories of patients who may present particular problems in management, as for example patients with cerebro-vascular and coronary disease, or with renal failure. A particularly important group is those presenting with severe resistant hypertension, and these patients may constitute about 5 to 10% of the hypertensive population. Considerations relevant to the management of patients presenting with such problems are discussed. Combined drug regimens employing clonidine or beta-blockers with peripheral vasodilators appear to be particularly useful.

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Cerebrovascular Occlusion
Alcohol Abuse
Renal Insufficiency
Diuretic Effect
Hypertensive Disease
Antihypertensive Agents
Vasoactive Antagonists
Depressive Symptoms

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