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[Subtype diagnosis, treatment, complications and outcomes of primary aldosteronism and future direction of research: a position statement and consensus of the Working Group on Endocrine Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension – excerpts]

KOVÁTS Viktória1, ALFÖLDI Sándor2

NOVEMBER 01, 2021

Hypertension and nephrology - 2021;25(05)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33668/hn.25.026

[Primary aldosteronism is a frequent cause of secondary hypertension requiring a specific pharmacological treatment with mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist or with unilateral adrenalectomy. These treatments have shown to reduce the excess of cardiovascular risk characteristically associated with this disease. In this consensus, we discussed the procedures for the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism, we address the strategies for the differential diagnosis of primary aldosteronism subtypes and therapy. We also discuss the evaluation of outcomes and provide suggestions for follow-up as well as cardiovascular and metabolic complications specifically associated with primary aldosteronism. ]

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  1. Szent Kristóf Szakrendelő, Budapest, endokrinológiai szakrendelés
  2. Szent Imre Egyetemi Oktatókórház, Anyagcsere Központ, Budapest

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