Re: High Blood pressure, meds not working
The "luminal irregularities of the abdominal aorta" indicate plaque in your aorta that is showing up as variations in the diameter in the inner "hole" in your aorta.
The cardiolite stress test will determione whether your heart circulation is compromised as a result of plaque under the theory that plaque somewhere (abdomen) might mean plaque somewhere else (heart vessels.)
It's good you are having the cardiolite stress done because a good result will clear you of cardiac worries.
If the Benicar caused "no improvement" then drop the Benicar...adding more and more useless drugs only benefits the pharmaceutical companies (and Benicar isn't cheap.)
Usually if Benicar (for Renin hypertension) doesn't work, a diuretic (for salt-sensitive volume hypertension) will.
Last edited by Lenin; 03-04-2006 at 05:04 AM.