Primary hyperparathyroidism and hypertension

Sarah B. Fisher, Nancy D. Perrier


Although untreated primary hyperparathyroidism is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, controversy exists regarding the therapeutic effects of parathyroidectomy on cardiovascular health. This review will examine the evidence linking primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and cardiovascular disease, specifically hypertension, and evaluate the available literature regarding the natural history of hypertension after successful parathyroidectomy.