Which factors affect the prognosis of 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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The age of the patient and the duration of disease before diagnosis are the 2 most important prognostic factors. Adult studies have shown that hypertension is cured in 30-60% of cases and significantly improved in 40-70% of cases, postoperatively (see Treatment). [3, 25] This figure is likely to be higher in children because disease duration is shorter and the prevalence of other causes of hypertension is lower.


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