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This randomized, multicenter study compared the relative efficacy of renal denervation (RDN) versus pharmacotherapy alone in patients with true resistant hypertension and assessed the effect of spironolactone addition. We present here the 12-month data. A total of 106 patients with true resistant hypertension were enrolled in this study: 52 patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Aldosterone has been shown to substantially contribute to the accumulation of different types of collagen fibres and growth factors in the arterial wall, thus increasing wall thickness. A previous study showed reduction of increased common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with primary aldosteronism 1 year after adrenalectomy. Our(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of pseudo-resistance caused by noncompliance with treatment among patients with severe resistant hypertension and to analyze the contributing factors. METHOD Three hundred and thirty-nine patients (195 men) with resistant essential hypertension were studied. The first group consisted of 176(More)
Catheter-based renal denervation (RD) has been introduced recently as a potentially effective invasive treatment of refractory hypertension. The proportion of patients with severe hypertension suitable for RD is not clear. The aim of this study was to identify what percentage of patients has truly resistant essential hypertension and are thus potentially(More)
We evaluated the influence of increased intravascular volume on the heart anatomy in salt-sensitive types of hypertension, represented by primary aldosteronism (PA) and low-renin essential hypertension (LREH). Echocardiography was performed in 128 males with moderate to severe or resistant hypertension: 44 patients had PA, 40 patients had LREH and 44(More)
OBJECTIVES The randomized, multicentre study compared the efficacy of renal denervation (RDN) versus spironolactone addition in patients with true resistant hypertension. We present the 24-month data. METHODS A total of 106 patients with true resistant hypertension were enrolled in this study: 52 patients were randomized to RDN and 54 patients to the(More)
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of endocrine hypertension with a high frequency of cardiovascular complications. We found in our previous study higher occurrence of metabolic disturbances in patients with idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA) compared to subjects with aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA). The aim of our present study is to(More)
Aldosterone overproduction increases arterial wall stiffness by accumulation of different types of collagen fibres and growth factors. Our previous studies showed that central (aortic) arterial stiffness is increased in primary aldosteronism (PA) independently of concomitant hypertension and that these changes might be reversible after successful(More)
The aim of the study was to analyze the clinical use of different types of combination therapy in a large sample of consecutive patients with uncontrolled hypertension referred to Hypertension Centre. We performed a retrospective analysis of combination antihypertensive therapy in 1254 consecutive patients with uncontrolled hypertension receiving at least(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary aldosteronism (PA) represents the most common cause of secondary hypertension. Beyond increased blood pressure, additional harmful effects of aldosterone excess including inappropriate left ventricle (LV) hypertrophy were found. We evaluated the effect of adrenalectomy and spironolactone on blood pressure and myocardial remodelling in a(More)