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Features suggestive of secondary causes of hypertension 

Features suggestive of secondary causes of hypertension 

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Julie, aged 37 years, occasionally attends your general practice for routine checkups. She presents today for reassessment of her blood pressure. One week ago she presented to the emergency department with a metatarsal fracture and was notably hypertensive at the time. She also expresses concern about her increasing lethargy and worsening acne over...

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... should be remembered that renovascular hypertension is the most common cause of secondary hypertension. Symptoms and exam- ination findings suggestive of the various secondary causes of hypertension are listed in Table 2, and include hypokalaemia (hyper- aldosteronism), episodic sweating and pallor (phaeochromotocytoma) and renal bruits (renal artery stenosis). An approach to the investiga- tion of suspected secondary hypertension is given in the flowchart. ...
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... no clinical clues present, perform first-line investigations: If clinical clues present, look for features suggestive of specific causes -see Table 2 If cause of secondary hypertension identified, treat appropriately ...

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