"Primary Aldosteronism (PA) is defined as non-suppressible hyper secretion of aldosterone by adrenal glands, with consequent suppression of plasma renin activity. It was described by Jerome Conn in 1955. It is said to be an under diagnosed and important secondary endocrine cause of hypertension, and is one of the few potentially curable causes of hypertension using both medical and surgical interventions. The most common subtypes of PA are bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (60%) and aldosterone-producing adenoma (30%). Other rarer causes include adrenal carcinoma (rare) and glucocorticoid suppressible hyperaldosteronism (rare). The prevalence of PA has been reported to be 1-14% in the general hypertensive population and as high as 20% in specialist referral populations with resistant hypertension".
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Last date updated on July, 2014