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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Abstract

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
JournalCardiology
Volume108
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aldosterone
  • Hypertension
  • Renin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Ahmed, S. H., Husain, N. M., Khawaja, S. N., Massey, C. V., & Pettyjohn, F. S. (2007). Is primary hyperaldosteronism a risk factor for aortic dissection? Cardiology, 108(1), 48-50. https://doi.org/10.1159/000095787