When is a diagnosis of primary aldosteronism indicated?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Consider the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism in all persons with hypertension (HTN) and hypokalemia. Making the correct diagnosis may be the only way to achieve adequate blood pressure control and thus, to prevent the sequelae of poorly controlled HTN.


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