What are the morbidity and mortality of primary aldosteronism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The morbidity and mortality associated with primary aldosteronism, especially Conn syndrome, are primarily related to hypokalemia and hypertension (HTN). [10, 11] Hypokalemia, especially if severe, causes cardiac arrhythmias, which can be fatal.


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