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Diagnosis and treatment of low-renin hypertension.
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PMID:  17573898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Plasma renin levels can be used to classify hypertension. A significant proportion of hypertensive individuals display a low-renin profile and thus low-renin hypertension (LRH) requires appropriate diagnosis and treatment. LRH includes essential, secondary and genetic forms, the most common of which are low-renin essential hypertension and primary aldosteronism. Several studies have investigated the relationship between PRA status and clinical response to different antihypertensive therapies. The present review will discuss the differential diagnosis of LRH subtypes and the most appropriate treatment options based on the pathophysiological background of this condition.
Paolo Mulatero; Andrea Verhovez; Fulvio Morello; Franco Veglio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical endocrinology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0300-0664     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf)     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346653     Medline TA:  Clin Endocrinol (Oxf)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine and Experimental Oncology, Division of Internal Medicine and Hypertension, University of Torino, Italy.
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