Renal damage in primary aldosteronism: results of the PAPY Study.

  title={Renal damage in primary aldosteronism: results of the PAPY Study.},
  author={Gian Paolo Rossi and Giampaolo Bernini and Giovambattista Desideri and Bruno Fabris and Claudio Ferri and Gilberta Giacchetti and Claudio Letizia and Mauro Maccario and Massimo Mannelli and Mee-Jung Matterello and Domenico Montemurro and Gaetana Palumbo and Damiano Rizzoni and Ermanno Rossi and Achille Cesare Pessina and Franco Mantero},
  volume={48 2},
Primary aldosteronism (PA) has been associated with cardiovascular hypertrophy and fibrosis, in part independent of the blood pressure level, but deleterious effects on the kidneys are less clear. Likewise, it remains unknown if the kidney can be diversely involved in PA caused by aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) and idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA). Hence, in the Primary Aldosteronism Prevalence in Italy (PAPY) Study, a prospective survey of newly diagnosed consecutive patients referred… CONTINUE READING