Primary aldosteronism

Richard J. Auchus, Fiemu E. Nwariaku

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Primary aldosteronism is one of the few potentially curable forms of hypertension. This article highlights recent advances in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this relatively common secondary form of hypertension. These topics include the recognition that this disorder is more prevalent than previously assumed, the identification of high-risk populations that benefit most from screening, and the improved approaches to screening, diagnosis, localization, and treatment. This review uses illustrative examples to describe our approach to these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-452
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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