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Hypertension has developed resistance to drugs

High blood pressure is becoming increasingly resistant to drugs that lower it, according to a report by an American Heart Association panel.

The report also found that those with resistant hypertension are more susceptible to illness and need to take multiple medications to manage many illnesses.

The drug resistant report

Resistant hypertension is defined as blood pressure that remains high, even after a patient has been put on three or more different types of medications.

The chairman of the panel said, “It’s (hypertension) becoming more difficult to treat and it’s requiring more and more medications to do so.”

The report states that it’s not that the medications have stopped working, but that many blood pressure patients are sicker to begin with and require more drugs to manage their conditions.

The American Heart Association analyzed patients with high blood pressure, to conclude that 20% to 30% of people could not manage their hypertension with three or more medicines.

The new report is one of the first to help doctors recognize and manage this growing group of difficult cases.


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