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Primary aldosteronism - part I: prevalence, screening, and selection of cases for adrenal vein sampling.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18651532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the last few years compelling evidence has been gathered to support the view that primary aldosteronism (PA) is far more prevalent than usually held: its prevalence rate among consecutive newly diagnosed hypertensive patients referred to hypertension centers can be as high as 11.2%. Moreover, about 4.8% of cases are a surgically curable endocrine form of hypertension, and the majority of cases do not exhibit hypokalemia at the time of clinical presentation. The impact of these results on the strategy to be used in the clinical investigation of patients with hypertension is discussed in light of novel information on the optimal screening strategy to be used for pinpointing the PA patients from the vast array of hypertensive patients.
G P Rossi; T M Seccia; A C Pessina
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nephrology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1121-8428     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nephrol.     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-24     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012268     Medline TA:  J Nephrol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinica Medica 4, University of Padua, Padua - Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Glands / blood supply*
Hyperaldosteronism* / complications,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Hypertension / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology
Italy / epidemiology
Mass Screening / methods*
Patient Selection*
Veins / pathology*

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