Pathophysiology and Potential Non-Pharmacologic Treatments of Obesity or Kidney Disease Associated Refractory Hypertension Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1007/s11906-017-0713-6 PMID: 28243928 Web of Science: 000397259900001

Cited authors

  • Le Jemtel, Thierry H.; Richardson, William; Samson, Rohan; Jaiswal, Abhishek; Oparil, Suzanne


  • Purpose of Review The review assesses the role of nonpharmacologic therapy for obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated refractory hypertension (rf HTN).; Recent Findings Hypertensive patients with markedly heightened sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity are prone to develop refractory hypertension (rfHTN). Patients with obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD)- associated HTN have particularly heightened SNS activity and are at high risk of rfHTN. The role of bariatric surgery is increasingly recognized in treatment of obesity.; Summary Current evidence advocates for a greater role of bariatric surgery in the management of obesity-associated HTN. In contrast, renal denervation does not appear have a role in the management of obesity or CKD-associated HTN. The role of baroreflex activation as adjunctive antihypertensive therapy remains to be defined.

Publication date

  • 2017

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1522-6417


  • 19


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