Hypertension in Los Angeles, CA
Second to diabetes mellitus, this is the second most common cause of ESRD. My target blood pressure goal is according to the ACC, which is < 130/80. This silent assassin is not to be taken lightly. I adopt the treatment guidelines of the ACC. Although exceedingly rare, secondary causes of hypertension, such as renal artery stenosis, pheochromocytoma, and secondary aldosteronism must be considered. Read more about hypertension.