What causes secondary hyperaldosteronism?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: George P Chrousos, MD, FAAP, MACP, MACE, FRCP(London); Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Causes of secondary hyperaldosteronism include the following:

  • Edema disorders (eg, cardiac failure and nephrotic syndrome) - High aldosterone, nonsuppressed PRA (>2 ng/mL)

  • Renovascular hypertension

  • Renin-producing tumors

  • Pregnancy [17]


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