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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.


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.


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


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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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