What is the incidence of primary hyperaldosteronism (PA)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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The incidence of primary hyperaldosteronism was 1.5% in one study. [11] However, the true incidence of primary aldosteronism has been estimated to be as high as 5-15% and is often associated with metabolic syndrome. [62] Related to this, obesity is increasingly associated with PA and treatment with aldosterone receptor antagonists have proven effective in this population.


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