Primary Aldosteronism As a Cause of Severe Postpartum Hypertension in Two Women


Two women who first had the clinical features of primary aldosteronism in the postpartum period are described. Their gestations were virtually uneventful. After delivery, however, progressively severe hypertension with hypokalemia developed. Pregnancy may conceal the clinical symptoms of primary aldosteronism that causes unexpected severe hypertension in the postpartum period.

Authors: Mitsuhiro Nezu, Yukio Miura, Takao Noshiro, Masaharu Inoue
Keywords: pregnancy, postpartum hypertension
DOI Number: 10.1067/mob.2000.104229      Publication Year: 2000

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