Does dynamic testing have a place in the modern assessment of endocrine hypertension?

F. Mantero, O. Bedendo, G. Opocher

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Abstract

Hypertension is one of the most important public health problems, affecting 15-20% of the adult population. The so-called "essential" hypertension includes the majority of cases; however, endocrine hypertension should always be suspected and excluded by physicians for at least 2 important reasons: prevalence rates of primary aldosteronism (the most common cause of mineralocorticoid-based hypertension) among hypertensives seem to be much higher than <1% of initial studies, and treatment of endocrine hypertension relies on specific drugs (1) or on surgery. Endocrine hypertension comprises a spectrum of diseases (Table 1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume26
Issue number7 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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