The role of baroreflex activation therapy in patients with resistant hypertension
Keywords:baroreflex activation, arterial hypertension, carotid sinus, Rheos device, Barostim neo device
Resistant hypertension has become an interesting and controversial topic in the last decade. According to the European Guidelines for the management and treatment of hypertension, resistant hypertension is defined as the lack of blood pressure control despite the control of risk factors and good compliance with a treatment with at least three antihypertensives in the maximum tolerated doses, one of which is a diuretic, at patients in whom possible causes of secondary arterial hypertension were excluded. In the official position of the AHA (American Heart Association) on this subject, resistant HTN is considered as HTN uncontrolled with three antihypertensive drugs or HTN controlled but requiring at least four drugs.Although the medical world has a complex arsenal of antihypertensive preparations, with them it is not possible to correct the values in a good part of the patients. A solution would be the development and study of the effectiveness of baroreflex activation therapy
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