Aldosterone to Renin Ratio as a Screening Instrument for Primary Aldosteronism in a Middle-Aged Population with Atrial Fibrillation

Georgios Mourtzinis, Ahmad Ebrahimi, Helena Gustafsson, Gudmundur Johannsson, Karin Manhem
  • Hormone and Metabolic Research, September 2017, Thieme Publishing Group
  • DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-119220

Screening for primary aldosteronism

What is it about?

Screening for primary aldosteronism among atrial fibrillation patients by using the aldosterone to renin ratio (ARR).

Why is it important?

We propose a screening procedure for primary aldosteronism in patients with both atrial fibrillation and hypertension, and emphasize the possibility to unmask an underlying hyperaldosteronism in spite of well controlled blood pressure and normokalemia.

Perspectives

Georgios Mourtzinis

The current study extends the guidelines of the Endocrine Society regarding ARR use.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-119220

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