types of systemic hypertension
Last edited 11/2018
There is a customary division of hypertension into two categories:
- the majority of patients (95%) will have essential hypertension, of unknown aetiology
- the remainder have secondary hypertension, where the cause is determined
- (1) NICE (November 2016). Clinical management of primary hypertension in adults
- (2) Whelton PK et al. 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2018;138(17):e426-e483.