15 Facts About Arterial hypertension


In contrast, gestational Arterial hypertension is defined as new-onset Arterial hypertension during pregnancy without protein in the urine.

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In most people with established essential Arterial hypertension, increased resistance to blood flow accounts for the high pressure while cardiac output remains normal.

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An accurate diagnosis of Arterial hypertension to be made, it is essential for proper blood pressure measurement technique to be used.

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Once the diagnosis of Arterial hypertension has been made, healthcare providers should attempt to identify the underlying cause based on risk factors and other symptoms, if present.

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Secondary Arterial hypertension is more common in preadolescent children, with most cases caused by kidney disease.

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Primary or essential Arterial hypertension is more common in adolescents and adults and has multiple risk factors, including obesity and a family history of Arterial hypertension.

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In people aged 18 years or older Arterial hypertension is defined as either a systolic or a diastolic blood pressure measurement consistently higher than an accepted normal value .

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Recent international Arterial hypertension guidelines have created categories below the hypertensive range to indicate a continuum of risk with higher blood pressures in the normal range.

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Isolated systolic Arterial hypertension refers to elevated systolic pressure with normal diastolic pressure and is common in the elderly.

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Resistant Arterial hypertension is defined as high blood pressure that remains above a target level, in spite of being prescribed three or more antihypertensive drugs simultaneously with different mechanisms of action.

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Some common secondary causes of resistant Arterial hypertension include obstructive sleep apnea, pheochromocytoma, renal artery stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, and primary aldosteronism.

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Refractory Arterial hypertension is characterized by uncontrolled elevated blood pressure unmitigated by five or more antihypertensive agents of different classes, including a long-acting thiazide-like diuretic, a calcium channel blocker, and a blocker of the renin-angiotensin system.

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People with refractory Arterial hypertension typically have increased sympathetic nervous system activity, and are at high risk for more severe cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality.

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Non-modulating essential Arterial hypertension is a form of salt-sensitive Arterial hypertension, where sodium intake does not modulate either adrenal or renal vascular responses to angiotensin II.

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Adequate management of Arterial hypertension can be hampered by inadequacies in the diagnosis, treatment, or control of high blood pressure.

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