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  • Essential hypertension
  • "White-coat" hypertension
  • Cuff too small

Secondary hypertension

  • Adrenal
  1. Primary hyperaldosteronism
  2. Cushing's syndrome (or steroid therapy)
  3. Pheochromocytoma
  • Renal
  1. Chronic renal disease
  2. Renal artery stenosis (atherosclerotic or fibromuscular dysplasia)
  3. Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Other
  1. Oral contraceptives
  2. Alcohol
  3. NSAIDs
  4. Pregnancy-associated
  5. Hypercalcemia
  6. Hyperthyroidism
  7. Obstructive sleep apnea
  8. Obesity
  9. Coarctation of the aorta
  10. Acromegaly
  11. Increased intracranial pressure

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Hypertension." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114689/all/Hypertension.
Zeiger RF. Hypertension. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114689/all/Hypertension. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Hypertension. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114689/all/Hypertension
Zeiger RF. Hypertension [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114689/all/Hypertension.
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