My patient presents with "uncontrolled hypertension": how to rule out all spurious resistant hypertension causes

RHC Asia-Pacific 2013 - Slides from the first session are available now!

In these three case-based presentations you can learn how to:

- conduct a personalized, step-by-step assessment of a patient presenting with "uncontrolled hypertension"

- better understand what information is key to rule out all spurious resistant hypertension causes

Patient 1: Adherence issue and suboptimal combinations - A. Pathak

Patient 1: Adherence issue and suboptimal combinations

Atul Pathak

Patient 2: How to exclude pseudo-resistance

Patient 2: How to exclude pseudo-resistance

Tzung-Dau Wang

Patient 3: Life style modification

Patient 3: Life style modification

Trefor Morgan

 

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Chin answers the following questions

- Why should one participate in the Resistant Hypertension Course Asia Pacific 2013? 

- What is the prevalence of resistant hypertension in Singapore and Asia Pacific?

- How is the patient referred for renal denervation in your clinic?

 

The Concluding Remarks from the Chairmen of the Resistant Hypertension Course Asia Pacific 2013

Arterial hypertension is the single largest contributor to death worldwide. One in three adults (around 1 billion people) worldwide are affected and the number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by 2025. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Southeast Asian regions indicate that the prevalence of hypertension (blood pressure ≥ 140/90mmHg) ranging from 5% to 47% in men and 7% to 38% in women causing up to 66% of cardiovascular diseases, including fatal ischemic heart disease and stroke. This finding underlines the vast impact that blood pressure-lowering strategies could have in this populous region.

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