Type 1 Hypertension accounts for 90% of all hypertensive patients. This is manifested by numerous predisposing factors including genetic suseptibiliy, and increasing age.
Type 2 Hypertension accounts for the remaining 10% of hypertensive patients. This type of hypertension is usually induced by another disease process, and it's subsequent treatment. For example Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat Auto-immune Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- ↑ Sutton, Fagan (2008). Cardiovascular System. 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Elselvier