Secondary hypertension: A condition not to be missed

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Hypertension is a chronic disorder which often entails debilitating cardiovascular and renal complications. Hypertension mostly arises as a complex quantitative trait that is affected by varying combinations of genetic and environmental factors. Secondary hypertension has been encountered with increasing frequency. The common causes of secondary hypertension include renal parenchymal disease, renal artery stenosis, primary aldosteronism, phaeochromocytoma, and Cushing's syndrome. The detection of a secondary cause is of the utmost importance because it provides an opportunity to convert an incurable disease into a potentially curable one. Early identification and treatment will provide a better opportunity for cure, prevent target organ damage, reduce socioeconomic burden and health expenditure associated with drug costs, and improve patients' quality of life. Hence, it is a condition not to be missed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-713
Number of pages8
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume87
Issue number1032
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Hypertension
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Hyperaldosteronism
Drug Costs
Renal Hypertension
Cushing Syndrome
Pheochromocytoma
Health Expenditures
Quality of Life
Kidney
Therapeutics

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Secondary hypertension : A condition not to be missed. / Sukor, Norlela.

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