Monthly Archives: June 2017

Renal artery stenosis

Renal artery stenosis is a common cause of secondary hypertension and it can present in 0.5-5% of all hypertensive patients. In patients with systemic atherosclerosis the prevalence can be even higher, […]

Coarctation of the aorta

Coarctation of the aorta is a condition in which there is a narrowing of the aorta, usually located at the area where the ductus arteriosus used to insert. It has […]

Acute aortic dissection

Acute aortic dissection is a dramatic situation in which the intima wall of the aorta suffers a tear and blood leeks through the other layers, creating a hematoma that can […]

Cushing’s syndrome

Cushing`s syndrome is the name used for a myriad of clinical manifestations that occur due to high levels of glucocorticoids. It is more common among woman between 25-45 years of […]

Primary aldosteronism (primary hyperaldosteronism)

Primary aldosteronism (aka primary hyperaldosteronism) is a condition in which too much aldosterone is produced by the adrenal glands. Its prevalence is unknown, but some studies suggest that it may […]