Parathyroid Gland Function in Primary Aldosteronism.

  title={Parathyroid Gland Function in Primary Aldosteronism.},
  author={Evelyn Asbach and M Bekeran and Martin Reincke},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  volume={47 13},
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most frequent cause of secondary arterial hypertension. Beyond its effects on intravascular volume and blood pressure, PA causes metabolic alterations and a higher cardiovascular morbidity, which is reduced by PA-directed therapy. Experimental studies demonstrated that mineralocorticoid excess may also influence mineral homeostasis. A role in cardiovascular disease has also been attributed to parathyroid hormone (PTH). Increasing evidence supports a… CONTINUE READING