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Clinical Findings Suggesting Secondary Hypertension

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with hypertension for clinical findings associated with secondary hypertension.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Nephrology, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

other testing, criteria for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

I15, I12

Description:

Most hypertension (> 90%) is primary, but a subset is secondary to a renal, renovascular or endocrine cause. Correction of the underlying condition may be associated with reversal in the hypertension.

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