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.
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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The Expanding Spectrum of Primary Aldosteronism
This is a lecture focused on the expanding spectrum of primary aldosteronism. The lecture covers the physiology of hyperaldosteronism, new concepts in our understanding of primary aldosteronism pathophysiology, and approaches to diagnosis. This lecture was given by Dr. Anand Vaidya on 12/4/2020 to an audience at the West China Hospital Adrenal Related Diseases Forum.
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.
In this video overview for medical students, the producers explain what causes primary aldosteronism, its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Interview with Dr. Jerome Conn
In this historic video from the University of Michigan, Dr. Jerome Conn discusses his research that led to his discovery of primary aldosteronism. When PA is caused by a single aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) is also called “Conn’s Syndrome”.
Hypertension Explained Clearly – Part 2
A clear explanation of the medications used to treat hypertension by Dr. Seheult of Medcram. He details some of the less commonly used medications for hypertension including: alpha 2 agonists (clonidine), alpha blockers, nitrates, hydralazine, minoxidil, and spironolactone. This is video 2 of 2 on hypertension (HTN).