A study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting found the combined rate of death, heart attack and stroke in diabetes patients with treatment-resistant hypertension was 6.2% at two years of follow-up, compared with only 3.8% in patients with TRH but not diabetes. "Patients with treatment-resistant hypertension, and in particular patients with diabetes, need to have their blood pressure reduced to less than 140/90 mm Hg, combined with other organ-protective therapies, to improve their outcomes," said researcher Dr. Stefanie Friedrich.

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