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


Primary aldosteronism (PA) is one of the most common causes of secondary hypertension but remains largely unrecognized and untreated. The objective of this population-based cohort study was to understand the outcomes of a specialized clinic on rates of evaluation and treatment of PA in the context of secondary factors. 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.

Authors: Yuan-yuan Liu, James King, Gregory A. Kline, Raj S. Padwal, Janice L. Pasieka, Guanmin Chen, Benny So, Adrian Harvey, Alex Chin, Alexander A. Leung
Keywords: diagnosis, screening, care pathway
DOI Number: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.0254      Publication Year: 2021

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