Treatment-resistant hypertension, the need for 4 or more medications to achieve goal blood pressure (BP), occurs in nearly 1 in 5 patients.1 But is it truly treatment-resistant? Nonadherence is often regarded as the primary cause in many patients. But how can we distinguish between other causes of hypertension that should prompt additional diagnostic testing or treatment intensification? A recent study suggests there is a simple solution: watch them take their pills.
Guest Authors: Meagan Brown, PharmD, BCACP and Raven Jackson, PharmD
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