Is primary hyperaldosteronism a risk factor for aortic dissection?

S. Hinan Ahmed, Nadeem M. Husain, Shazib N. Khawaja, Clara V. Massey, Frank S. Pettyjohn

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Primary hyperaldosteronism is a rare (<1%) and underdiagnosed cause of secondary hypertension. We present a case of aortic dissection in a patient with primary hyperaldosteronism. To our knowledge, there are six other reported cases of aortic dissection in patients with primary hyperaldosteronism. Our case strengthens the hypothesis that primary hyperaldosteronism is a potential independent risk factor for aortic dissection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Aldosterone
  • Hypertension
  • Renin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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