Adrenal Venous Sampling Revisited - Crucial Role in the Management of Primary Aldosteronism Patients


Primary aldosteronism is increasingly recognized as a cause of secondary hypertension.  Its prevalence in hypertensive populations is estimated at approximately 10%. Unilateral aldosterone hypersecretion caused by unilateral aldosterone producing adenoma is a curable form of hypertension. Although selective adrenal venous sampling is a difficult procedure, high success rate of adrenal venous sampling can be achieved by MDCT anatomical information, which leads to adequate management of hypertension patients.

Authors: K. Takase, K. Seiji, M. Tsuda, H. Ota, S. Takahashi, Sendai J.P.
Keywords: adrenal venous sampling
DOI Number: 10.1594/ecr2012/C-1343      Publication Year: 2012

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