• Coarctation of the aorta

• Cushing's syndrome and other glucocorticoid excess states

• Pheochromocytoma

• Primary aldosteronism and other mineralocorticoid excess states

• Renovascular hypertension

• Thyroid or parathyroid disease

Hypertension caused by any of these conditions is referred to as secondary hypertension. Identification of a secondary cause of hypertension is often not initially pursued unless suggested by routine clinical and laboratory evaluation of the patient, or failure to achieve BP control.

Table 5-2 Causes of Resistant Hypertension

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