Primary and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Patients With Primary Aldosteronism


Recent studies support a bidirectional interaction between aldosterone and parathyroid hormone (PTH), possibly increasing the individual cardiovascular risk. Primary aldosteronism (PA) and primary hyperparathyroidism can occur simultaneously.  Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of hyperparathyroidism in PA. We performed a case finding of primary hyperparathyroidism in a retrospective series of 503 patients with PA (cohort 1). We analyzed primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism in 141 prospective PA patients who underwent PTH, serum calcium and phosphate measurements at time of diagnosis of PA (cohort 2). Patients with PA frequently have primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, which is alleviated by correction of PA by surgical or medical means. Patients affected by secondary hyperparathyroidism seem to have a more severe phenotype of PA and have a trend towards more cardiovascular comorbidities.

Authors: Evelyn Asbach, Margareta Bekeran, Anna König, Katharina Lang, Gregor Hanslik, Marcus Treitl, Roland Ladurner, Martin Bidlingmaier, Felix Beuschlein, Marcus Quinkler, Martin Reincke
Keywords: aldosteronism, secondary hyperparathyroidism
DOI Number: 10.1055/a-1027-6472      Publication Year: 2019

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