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Primary aldosteronism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22806599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary aldosteronism is the most common form of secondary hypertension. Case detection is based on an abnormal plasma aldosterone:plasma renin activity ratio and the diagnosis must be confirmed with an aldosterone suppression test. Subtype differentiation should be performed using adrenal venous sampling. Approximately 50% of patients with primary aldosteronism will have a unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma; laparoscopic adrenalectomy results in cure of hypertension in 60% and improvement in blood pressure control in the remainder.
Robert M Carey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical oncology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  1096-9098     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  2012-12-04     Revised Date:  2013-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222643     Medline TA:  J Surg Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-1414, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hyperaldosteronism / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Comment In:
J Surg Oncol. 2013 Apr;107(5):561   [PMID:  23090893 ]

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