Investigations in endocrinology

Investigation of endocrine causes of secondary hypertension

Investigations in endocrinology

Investigation of endocrine causes of secondary hypertension

Patricia Whitfield, Richard W Carroll, Jeremy Krebs

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Abstract

Who to select and how to investigate people with suspected endocrine causes of hypertension is illustrated in three case reports.

Article Extract

Hypertension affects 31.6% of the adult population in Australia and despite recent medical advances, 50% of hypertensive patients have suboptimal blood pressure control. An estimated 9.4 million deaths per year can be attributed to hypertension, largely due to cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney failure.