- Growing popularity of resistant hypertension because of its prevalence, risk and cost to Health Care System
- New therapeutic options of great current (and presumably future) popularity and use
- A topic never addressed systematically in all its aspects
1. Resistant Hypertension: Definition, Prevalence and Cardiovascular Risk.- 2. Resistant Hypertension: Neurohumoral Aspects.- 3 Metabolic Alterations.- 4. Cardiac and Vascular Alterations in Resistant Hypertension.- 5 The Pathophysiology of the Kidney in Resistant Hypertension.- 6 False vs. True Resistant Hypertension.- 7 Causes of Resistant Hypertension.- 8 24-hour Ambulatory BP Monitoring and Home BP Measurements in Resistant Hypertension.- 9 Factors Predicting Blood Pressure Response to Treatment.- 10 Treatment of Resistant Hypertension. Which Additional Antihypertensive Drugs?.- 11 The Role of Renal Denervation.- 12 The Role of Carotid Baroreceptor Stimulation.- 13 Pathophysiology: Metabolic Alterations and Risk Factors.- 14 Follow-up of Patients with Resistant Hypertension.- 15 Resistant Hypertension: Cost-Benefit Considerations.- 16 Involvement of Health Professionals From the General Practitioner to the Hypertension Specialist and the Hypertension Center.