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Testing for Primary Aldosteronism and Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist Use Among U.S. Veterans

The findings of this retrospective cohort study reinforce low adherence to guideline-recommended practices in smaller health systems, and underscore the urgent need for improved management of patients with treatment-resistant hypertension.

Outcomes of a Specialized Clinic on Rates of Investigation and Treatment of Primary Aldosteronism

In this cohort, less than 1% of patients expected to have PA were ever formally diagnosed and treated. These findings suggest that a system-level approach to assist with investigation and treatment of PA may be highly effective in closing care gaps and improving clinical outcomes.

Autonomous cortisol secretion influences psychopathological symptoms in patients with primary aldosteronism

Patients with PA who also had autonomous cortisol secretion (ACS) had improved scores for anxiety and depression following treatment for PA. Women without ACS also showed improvement after treatment, while men without ACS did not.

Aldosterone sensitivity: an opportunity to explore the pathogenesis of hypertension

Blood pressure sensitivity to aldosterone may exist across a broad spectrum that differs across race/ethnic groups and perhaps, within persons.

Partial adrenalectomy: Ready for primetime?

With improvement in cross-sectional imaging resolution, and given that APAs have traditionally been thought to be the cause of most PA cases when unilateral abnormalities are identified on imaging, the concept of partial adrenalectomy (PADX) is being more frequently entertained.

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