Aerobic Exercise Reduces BP in Resistant Hypertension
Aerobic exercise may help reduce blood pressure in patients whose hypertension responds poorly to medications, a new study suggests. A randomized controlled clinical trial showed that patients with resistant hypertension assigned to a moderate-intensity aerobic exercise training program had lower blood pressure (BP) compared with patients who received usual care. Resistant hypertension persists as a big clinical challenge because the available treatment options to lower blood pressure in this clinical population, namely drugs and renal denervation, show limited success.
@nabamita It would also have been helpful if investigators monitored patient adherence to prescribed medications through urine or blood samples rather than a questionnaire. Moving forward, it will be important to "investigate why some patients are non-responders to the exercise intervention and why some are super-responders