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Universitas Medica

Print version ISSN 0041-9095
On-line version ISSN 2011-0839

Abstract

VILLAMIL CASTANEDA, Lina  and  BADOUI RODRIGUEZ, Nora. Diagnostic Approach Of Secondary Hypertension. Univ. Med. [online]. 2018, vol.59, n.1, pp.61-68. ISSN 0041-9095.  http://dx.doi.org/009.

Introduction:

Hypertension is one of the most common diseases encountered in primary care settings and a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Secondary hypertension is common in patients with hypertension diagnosis; its prevalence is about 10% and can be as high as 40% in patients whom are resistant to treatment. Its early recognition and treatment allows for better outcomes.

Objective:

To evaluate and identify the main causes for secondary hypertension and to identify the diagnosis and evaluation of related conditions.

Methods:

Selection and review of articles from Pubmed and Google scholar and literature reviews from Uptodate.

Conclusions:

It is important to identify secondary hypertension since this will modify treatment, outcomes and in some scenarios might be curable.

Keywords : hypertension; obstructive sleep apnea; hyperaldosteronism; renal hypertension; aortic coarctation.

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