Risk of treatment-resistant hypertension higher with chronic kidney disease

07/18/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Individuals with chronic kidney disease were more likely to develop treatment-resistant hypertension than those with functioning kidneys, according to a study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Male and black patients had a greater risk of resistant hypertension, along with those with bigger waist size, diabetes, a history of myocardial infarction or stroke, worsening renal function, and statin use.

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