Pheochromocytoma: an easily overlooked cause of secondary hypertension
WV Medical Journal 2009(Mar-Apr);105(2):10-12.
In addition, patients diagnosed with secondary hypertension
do not need ambulatory monitoring confirmation.
is high blood pressure caused by another known condition.
Essential hypertension is the term, which used when no specific medical cause can be found to explain a patient's condition; he said and added that the secondary hypertension
means that the high blood pressure is a result of other clinical problems such as kidney disease or certain Tumours.
He was hospitalized for 10 days and underwent an evaluation for secondary hypertension
Participants with known secondary hypertension
, pregnancy, ascites and presenting with emergency were excluded from study.
This type of hypertension is called secondary hypertension
and in this group if cause is corrected, blood pressure is cured.
The internist suspected for secondary hypertension
and recommended to perform renal color Doppler USG, 24-h urinalysis for proteinuria, creatinine clearance, and eye examination.
Officially, the cause of death was "intraparenchymal cerebral hemorrhage, due to recurrent secondary hypertension
, due to autonomic dysreflexia, due to cervical spinal cord injury, all due to gunshot wound to neck," according to the medical examiner.
Figure 5: Common Factors Leading to Secondary Hypertension
The specialities of the department, he said, are treatment of glomerulonephritis (like lupus nephritis), secondary hypertension
, electrolytes troubles, kidney stones and pre- and post-kidney transplant care.
With current screening methods, it appears that PA may be the most common form of secondary hypertension
accounting for up to 5-10% of all hypertensives.