Which specialist consultations are needed for the treatment 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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Once screening indicates a possible diagnosis of hyperaldosteronism, referral to an endocrinologist is recommended for further assessment and management. Numerous causes of primary hyperaldosteronism in children and adolescents can be managed medically. [52]

Patients with severe or long-standing hypertension may require assessment by a cardiologist because hyperaldosteronism may lead to myocardial fibrosis. This problem is more likely to occur in adults, in whom the duration of disease is much greater.


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