Body Mass Index Predicts 24-Hour Urinary Aldosterone Levels in Patients With Resistant Hypertension.

@article{Dudenbostel2016BodyMI,
  title={Body Mass Index Predicts 24-Hour Urinary Aldosterone Levels in Patients With Resistant Hypertension.},
  author={Tanja Dudenbostel and Lama Ghazi and Mingchun Liu and P Li and Suzanne Oparil and David A. Calhoun},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2016},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={995-1003}
}
Prospective studies indicate that hyperaldosteronism is found in 20% of patients with resistant hypertension. A small number of observational studies in normotensive and hypertensive patients suggest a correlation between aldosterone levels and obesity while others could not confirm these findings. The correlation between aldosterone levels and body mass index (BMI) in patients with resistant hypertension has not been previously investigated. Our objective was to determine whether BMI is… CONTINUE READING
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