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Drug-resistant hypertension (RHTN) is a ‘hot topic’ in hypertension literature. Uncontrolled RHTN is defined as blood pressure (BP) above goal on an appropriate pharmacologic regimen consisting of three or more drugs with complementary mechanisms of action at optimal doses and preferably including a diuretic. J. Rick Turner and Philip Galtry at Quintiles discuss how controlled RHTN is defined by the AHA as BP that is controlled to goal by four or more drugs at optimal doses, preferably including a diuretic.