Endocrine Hypertension

Underlying Mechanisms and Therapy

  • Christian A Koch
  • George P Chrousos

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Adrenal Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Mulatero, Tracy Ann Williams, Silvia Monticone, Andrea Viola, Davide Tizzani, Valentina Crudo et al.
      Pages 3-32
    3. Eugen Melcescu, Christian A. Koch
      Pages 33-50
    4. Vitaly Kantorovich, Christian A. Koch, George P. Chrousos
      Pages 51-67
    5. Evangelia Charmandari, Tomoshige Kino, George P. Chrousos
      Pages 69-87
    6. Smita B. Abraham, Deborah P. Merke
      Pages 89-105
    7. Theodora Pappa, Gregory Kaltsas, George Piaditis, George P. Chrousos
      Pages 107-121
    8. Jeremyjones F. Robles, Leilani B. Mercado-Asis, Karel Pacak
      Pages 123-148
  3. Other Potential Causes of Endocrine Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Daniel H. P. Towie, George R. Merriam
      Pages 151-179
    3. Angela L. Carrelli, Shonni J. Silverberg
      Pages 181-194
    4. M. Iftekhar Ullah, Christian A. Koch, Vin Tangpricha
      Pages 195-211
    5. Christian A. Koch, Michael Zitzmann
      Pages 213-238
    6. Sudha S. Shankar, Helmut O. Steinberg
      Pages 239-250
    7. Gabriel I. Uwaifo
      Pages 251-288
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 311-317

About this book


The prevalence of hypertension is almost three times as high as that of diabetes mellitus type 2, with both conditions being major risk factors for stroke, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure.  The exact prevalence of hypertension related to hormonal derangements (endocrine hypertension) is not known but estimated to affect less than 15% of hypertensive patients.  Recent scientific discoveries have increased the understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of hypertension.  In Endocrine Hypertension, a renowned panel of experts provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of this disorder, discussing when to assign an endocrine cause in one of  many conditions that may present with hypertension.   The first part of Endocrine Hypertension is dedicated to adrenal causes.  The second part of the volume concerns potential nonadrenal causes of hypertension, such as growth hormone excess or deficiency, primary hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, testosterone deficiency, insulin resistance, obesity-associated hypertension, and the role of central mineralocorticoid receptors and cardiovascular disease. An important contribution to the literature, Endocrine Hypertension is an indispensable reference not only for endocrinologists, diabetologists, and adrenal investigators, but also for translational scientists and clinicians from cardiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, geriatrics, urology, and reproductive medicine / gynecology.


Acromegaly Adrenal hyperplasia Cushing Syndrome Endocrine Genetics Glucocorticoid Growth hormone deficiency Hypertension Hypogonadism Menopause Mineralocorticoid Parathyroid disorders Pheochromocytoma Pituitary Therapy Thyroid

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian A Koch
    • 1
  • George P Chrousos
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Medicine, Div. Endocrinology, Diabetes &University of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  2. 2.UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care, Division of EndocrinologyUniversity of Athens Medical SchoolAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-547-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-548-4
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