Secondary Hypertension

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Hypertension Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most common cause of secondary hypertension
    • A. 

      Primary aldosteronism

    • B. 

      Renal parenchymal disease (kidney disease)

    • C. 

      Renovascular disease

    • D. 

      Sleep apnea

  • 2. 
    Your new patient's brachial BP is 155/92. You then check your patient's pulses simultaneously at radial and femoral sites, and there is a radio-femoral delay. What is causing their hypertension?
    • A. 

      Thyroid disease

    • B. 

      Atherosclerosis

    • C. 

      Coarctation of the aorta

    • D. 

      Pheochromocytoma

  • 3. 
    Your preceptor tells you, "You have to come and see this patient - I have never had a patient with this disorder before, and you might never either, so now's your chance to see it." The patient has elevated blood pressure, and is complaining of episodic headache, sweating, and palpitations. The family hx reveals that the patient's father had this condition as well. What are you thinking?
    • A. 

      Coarctation of the aorta

    • B. 

      Familial hypercholesteremia

    • C. 

      Hyperchylomicronemia

    • D. 

      Pheochromocytoma

  • 4. 
    Your patient is a 62 year old banker complaining of weakness, fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, weight gain, thinning hair, and depression. Your MA reported her BP as 152/90. What is the likeliest explanation for this elevated BP?
    • A. 

      Hypothyroid

    • B. 

      Pheochromocytoma

    • C. 

      CHF

    • D. 

      Sleep apnea

  • 5. 
    Most hypertension can be classified as secondary hypertension.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Your patient is a 71 year old male with a BMI of 32. His partner reports that he snores and seems to "take a long break" between breaths sometimes during the night. When you take his blood pressure, you find it to be 158/92. What might explain this elevated blood pressure?
    • A. 

      CHF

    • B. 

      Lung cancer

    • C. 

      Obstructive sleep apnea

    • D. 

      Fatigue

  • 7. 
    Your patient with elevated BP complains of polyuria and nocturia, muscle weakness, and palpitations. What do you suspect is the cause of the elevated BP?
    • A. 

      Primary hyperaldosteronism

    • B. 

      Diabetes mellitus

    • C. 

      Muscular dystrophy

    • D. 

      Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are reasonable next steps if your suspect your patient has obstructive sleep apnea?
    • A. 

      Ask them to do a CPAP trial

    • B. 

      Suggest they sleep on their side, not on their back

    • C. 

      Assess them using the Friedman Palate Scale

    • D. 

      All of the above

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