The risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with type-II-diabetes mellitus
(type-II-DM)is more than doubled and CVD accounts for 70% of deaths in this group of
Hypertension is a major risk factor for CVD in patients with type-II-DM and a major
contributor cardiovascular mortality. Uncontrolled- (UH) and resistant hypertension (RH)are
more common in patients with type-II-DM, why further bloodpressure (BP) control is needed.
The prevalence of UH and RH has not been examined in a consecutive Danish outpatient
population with type-II-DM.
The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of resistant hypertension in patients
with type-II-diabetes and to examine the characteristics of patients with resistant
hypertension as compared to patients with controlled hypertension with regards to arterial