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Primary Hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s Syndrome)

  • Iuliana Bobanga
  • Cassandre Bénay
  • Vikram D. KrishnamurthyEmail author
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Abstract

Primary hyperaldosteronism, or Conn’s syndrome, is a disorder of excessive secretion of aldosterone from the adrenal gland(s). The aldosterone excess results in sodium retention, volume expansion, and hypertension. Complications from long-standing disease include hypokalemia, arrhythmias, heart attack, and stroke.

Keywords

Hyperaldosteronism Conn’s syndrome Aldosterone Adrenalectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iuliana Bobanga
    • 1
  • Cassandre Bénay
    • 1
  • Vikram D. Krishnamurthy
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Endocrine SurgeryThe Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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