Aldosterone and arterial hypertension

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — octubre 6th, 2011 — 12:14 under comentario

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Por: Andreas Tomaschitz, Stefan Pilz, Eberhard Ritz, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch y Thomas R. Pieber. Nat. Rev. Endocrinol. 6, 83–93 (2010).

In the setting of primary aldosteronism, elevated aldosterone levels are associated with increased blood pressure. Aldosterone concentrations within the normal range, however, can also alter blood pressure. Furthermore, the ldosterone-to-renin ratio, an indicator of aldosterone excess, is associated with hypertension, even in patients without excessive absolute aldosterone levels.

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