Estrogen May Protect Heart by Inhibiting Mineralocorticoid
Several anti-mineralocorticoid diuretics have been approved and are used to treat chronic heart failure, hypertension and a condition known as hyperaldosteronism. "These drugs act on the mineralocorticoid receptor in the kidneys to lower blood pressure ...
MedPage Today - Sun, 09 Nov 2014 12:05



Expert examines contribution of aldosterone in obesity-related hypertension
Majewski also stressed that obesity-related hyperaldosteronism is different than true primary hyperaldosteronism. Guidelines from The Endocrine Society recommend that screening for primary hyperaldosteronism occur in patients with hypertension and ...
Healio - Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:03

Severe Sleep Apnea Linked to Resistant Hypertension
Severe obstructive sleep apnea may interfere with blood pressure (BP)–lowering treatment in patients at high cardiovascular disease risk or with established cardiovascular disease, results of a multicenter clinical trial suggest. Doctors should ...
Medscape - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:56



Blood-Pressure Control Continues 3 Years' Postadrenalectomy
BOSTON — Blood-pressure control with or without medications was maintained for an average of 3 years in most patients who underwent adrenalectomy for primary hyperaldosteronism (PA) at 2 US endocrine surgery centers. These are the first long-term ...
Medscape - Mon, 05 May 2014 08:11



Aldosteronism Screening for Hypertension Is Cost-effective
This study "is important and timely because of the recognized increased incidence of primary hyperaldosteronism as a cause for difficult-to-manage hypertension," said Douglas L. Fraker, MD, chief of the division of endocrine and oncologic surgery at ...
Medscape - Thu, 08 May 2014 09:46

True Resistant Hypertension or True Noncompliance? A Push for Answers
... specialist care, a full 45 were excluded from the study: 14 for having found to be noncompliant with their meds, six for having white-coat hypertension, and 10 for having normalized BP after medication adjustment or treatment for primary ...
Medscape - Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:25

The 13th Endocrine Regulations Prize of the Fondation Ipsen is Awarded to ...
She also described dexamethasone-suppressible hyperaldosteronism, another form of low-renin hypertension. Dr. New's clinic sees the largest number of CAH patients in the world. Dr. New was elected President of the Endocrine Society (1992) and the ...
Business Wire (press release) - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:07

How Should I Approach a Patient with Resistant Hypertension?
There are many secondary causes of hypertension, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), aortic coarctation, Cushing syndrome, chronic steroid therapy, pheochromocytoma, primary hyperaldosteronism, renovascular hypertension, OSA, and thyroid or ...
HCPLive - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:44


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