What are diagnostic considerations for 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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Secondary hyperaldosteronism

Secondary hyperaldosteronism may be due to a physiologic attempt of the organism to maintain an adequate blood volume. The patient may be normotensive and edematous or may be hypertensive with no edema. Secondary hyperaldosteronism may be secondary to renal ischemia. Secondary hyperaldosteronism can be distinguished clinically and biochemically from primary hyperaldosteronism.


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