Primary hyperaldosteronism is caused by hypersecretion of aldosterone due to adenoma formation or bilateral hyperplasia of the adrenal glands. In the past it has been thought that primary hyperaldosteronism was a rare condition resulting in only 0.1 to 0.5% of the hypertension cases in society. Recent studies have prompted many medical experts to believe that primary hyperaldosteronism may be the culprit in 5 to 15% of the cases of hypertension in America. The disease is quite curable, as removal of the adenoma results in complete remission for most patients. These findings prompt new investigation into the disease.
|Presenter:||Jeffrey Colburn (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||10 am (Session I)|