Cardiology MCQ – Primary aldosteronism – Answer

Cardiology MCQ – Primary aldosteronism – Answer

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Primary aldosteronism is an important cause of secondary hypertension. It is characterised by:

Correct answer: 1. Low levels of plasma renin and high levels of plasma aldosterone

Primary aldosteronism is characterized by low levels of plasma renin and high plasma levels of aldosterone. Plasma aldosterone levels are inappropriately high for the volume and blood pressure status.

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