Diagnosis of secondary forms of hypertension. A comprehensive protocol

JAMA. 1977 Mar 28;237(13):1331-5.

Abstract

An efficient protocol for the evaluation of hypertensive cases included renal arteriography, suppression and stimulation of the renin-aldosterone system, and, when indicated, renal venous renin measurements. It permitted identification of 38 patients with renal artery stenosis, 28 with primary aldosteronism, and 51 with high renin, 92 with normal renin, and 27 with low renin essential hypertension.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aldosterone / blood
  • Blood Pressure
  • Catecholamines / urine
  • Female
  • Furosemide / pharmacology
  • Humans
  • Hyperaldosteronism / complications
  • Hypertension / blood
  • Hypertension / diagnosis*
  • Hypertension / etiology
  • Hypertension, Renal / diagnosis
  • Hypertension, Renal / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Potassium / blood
  • Radiography
  • Renal Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / complications
  • Renin / blood
  • Sodium Chloride / pharmacology

Substances

  • Catecholamines
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Aldosterone
  • Furosemide
  • Renin
  • Potassium