Diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism

  title={Diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism},
  author={Paolo Mulatero and Silvia Monticone and Franco Veglio},
  journal={Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders},
Primary aldosteronism is the most common form of secondary hypertension. The detection of primary aldosteronism is of particular importance, not only because it provides an opportunity for a targeted treatment (surgical for APA and medical with mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists for BAH), but also because it has been extensively demonstrated that patients affected by PA are more prone to cardiovascular events and target organ damage than essential hypertensives. According to the Endocrine… CONTINUE READING