Minireview: potassium channels and aldosterone dysregulation: is primary aldosteronism
a potassium channelopathy?
Young Jr., "Primary aldosteronism
: diagnostic and treatment strategies," Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology, vol.
Diagnosis of adenomatous primary aldosteronism
in a patient with severe hypertension.
Rare: Diabetes Insipidus, Chronic Kidney Failure, Aldosteronism
Evolution of the surgical management of primary aldosteronism
. Ann Surg 1980;19:1-7.
It adds a chapter written by a pediatrician on hypertension in children and adolescents; new developments in the pathogenesis of hypertension; discussions of the significance of nighttime blood pressure; new information on the relationship of sleep apnea to blood pressure and the latest antihypertensive drugs, including combination drugs; and updates on diagnosing primary aldosteronism
Functional benign tumors, such as primary aldosteronism
, Cushing's syndrome, and pheochromocytoma as well as non-functioning tumors, such as ganglioneuroma, non-functioning adenoma, myelolipoma, and cyst are among the indications of the procedure.
Other studies demonstrate that some of these tumour cells express menin (MEN-1), the aberrant gene product in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1; in others, the hybrid gene is associated with glucocorticoid-responsive aldosteronism
Identifiable Causes of Hypertension Chronic kidney disease Coarctation of the aorta Cushing's syndrome and other glucocorticoid excess states including chronic steroid therapy Drug induced or drug related Obstructive uropathy Pheochromocytoma Primary aldosteronism
and other mineralocorticoid excess states Renovascular hypertension Sleep apnea Thyroid or parathyroid disease Adopted from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure Table 7.
More recently, adrenal venous sampling is reported to be the standard of reference for determining the cause of primary aldosteronism
. However, this method is technically demanding, operator-dependent, costly and time-consuming, with a low but significant complication rate.
If you have hypertension that is difficult to control, it may be due to a rare condition called primary aldosteronism
(PA) or hyperaldosteronism.
There are no clinical data on the use of licorice, and large doses used chronically may be associated with pseudoprimary aldosteronism
Myopathy and primary aldosteronism
: Electronmicroscopic study.