Withdrawal syndromes with antihypertensive therapy
- Norman M Kaplan, MD
Norman M Kaplan, MD
- Editor-in-Chief — Nephrology
- Section Editor — Hypertension
- Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Abrupt discontinuation of successful antihypertensive therapy can result in one of the following:
●Relatively rapid, asymptomatic return of the blood pressure (BP) to pretreatment levels
●Slower, asymptomatic return of BP to pretreatment levels
●Rebound of the BP with symptoms and signs of sympathetic overactivity (a withdrawal syndrome)
●Overshoot of the BP above pretreatment levelsTo continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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