In this video lecture, a radiologist discusses the imaging appearance of lipid-rich (typical of an aldosterone-producing adenoma) and lipid-poor adrenal adenomas. He explains the CT washout calculation and reviews the choice of CT vs. MRI for the evaluation of adrenal nodules.
The Primary Aldosteronism Foundation maintains a list of selected videos. Topics range from the overview of hyperaldosteronism to blood pressure home monitoring and the DASH diet. We add new topics and videos as they become available. Videos can be searched by topic and keyword.
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What Is a Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy?
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is the procedure of choice for noncancerous adrenal tumors. Laparoscopic surgery has proved to be a major advancement for the management of adrenal tumors including the small adenomas found in primary aldosteronism. This brief video was produced by UW Health.
Advances in the Diagnosis of Primary Aldosteronism
This video is primarily intended for physicians responsible for diagnosing patients with primary aldosteronism. Endocrine Society guidelines recommend a multi-tiered approach with both screening and provocative confirmatory testing for the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism. In this webinar, the presenters discuss the updates to the Endocrine Society practice guidelines for the management of primary aldosteronism and present data from a large study assessing the diagnostic accuracy of different renin assays to predict primary aldosteronism in hypertensive patients.
The Basics: DASH Diet
The DASH diet is one of the most well-researched and proven diets for lowering blood pressure. It is one of the most frequently recommended diets for patients with primary aldosteronism because it helps, along with medication, to keep the condition under control. This brief video was produced by WebMD.
How Spironolactone Works
In this educational video from StudyRx, the producers explain why Spironolactone is a mineralocorticoid antagonist (MRA) and how it works to block the action of aldosterone in the body.
What Is the Best Way to Measure Blood Pressure?
In this video, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of York Cardiology explains the different methods of measuring blood pressure and which are the best in predicting patient outcomes. This is a non-technical video made for those concerned about their hypertension.