Screening for Primary Aldosteronism.

Dr. Umpierrez from Grady Hospital discusses the necessity to screen diabetic patients with persistent hypertension for primary aldosteronism.

Umpierrez GE, Cantey P, Smiley D, Palacio A, Temponi D, Luster K, Chapman A. Primary aldosteronism in diabetic subjects with resistant hypertension. Diabetes Care. 2007 Jul;30(7):1699-703. Epub 2007 Apr 11.

Figure 1 details proposed diagnostic algorithm for primary aldosteronism.

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