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Specific investigations for secondary hypertension

Joseph Cheriyan, Carmel M. McEniery and Ian B. Wilkinson

in Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199229550
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199229550.003.03

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Specific investigations for secondary hypertension

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Introduction

Phaeochromocytoma

Urine catecholamines and metanephrines - Plasma catecholamines and metanephrines - Dynamic testing - Clonidine suppression test - Pentolinium suppression test

Conn's syndrome

Fludrocortisone suppression test - Saline suppression test

Imaging

Computed tomography - Magnetic resonance imaging - Nuclear medicine: adrenal - Nuclear medicine: kidney - Interventional radiology

Chapter.  3879 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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