Summary

Strokes leads to significant morbidity and mortality, and hypertension is the most important risk factor for strokes. It is estimated that up to 10% of patients with hypertension have the underlying, treatable condition of primary aldosteronism. Hence, we hypothesize that the prevalence of primary aldosteronism is high in patients with strokes, a complication of long-standing hypertension.

Patients admitted with an acute stroke to the Acute Stroke Unit, Changi General Hospital, will be screened for Primary Aldosteronism three months post-stroke, and confirmatory tests will be done with saline-infusion test.

Study Name: Prevalence of Primary Aldosteronism in Patients With Stroke
Status: Active
Conditions: Primary aldosteronism, Stroke
Interventions: Changi General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore, 529889
Locations: Changi General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore, 529889
Study link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03789357

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The Primary Aldosteronism Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax deductible in the US.