Current diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism

Norman M Kaplan

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Abstract

Primary aldosteronism is more common than previously recognized but much less common than most experts in this arena have recently stated. The recognition of autonomous hyperaldosteronism is not difficult but the identification of the source of excess aldosterone requires a costly and difficult procedure. Most patients with hyperaldosteronism turn out to have bilateral adrenal hyperplasia for which medical therapy with an aldosterone blocker is indicated. Many of these patients are not hypokalemic and can safely be treated without the need for a costly and usually negative work-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1527-1530
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Volume8
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

Keywords

  • adrenal venous sampling
  • adrenalectomy
  • eplerenone
  • plasma renin activity
  • primary aldosteronism
  • spironolactone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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