Published: 26 October 2021
Author(s): Marijana Tadic, Carla Sala, Stefano Carugo, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi, Cesare Cuspidi
Issue: March 2022
Section: Original article

Secondary hypertension defines a wide range of clinical conditions in which the increase in blood pressure (BP) is due, unlike primary hypertension, to an identifiable cause [1]. Although definition of secondary hypertension encompasses the concept that it is curable with specific interventions aimed at removing the cause, this statement unfortunately does not apply to all forms of secondary hypertension (i.e. renal parenchymal disease, polycystic kidney). Common causes of curable secondary hypertension include primary aldosteronism, renal artery stenosis, phaeochromocytoma, and Cushing's syndrome [2].

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