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ea0014p169 | (1) | ECE2007

Prevalence of primary aldosteronism among hypertensive patients (preliminary results)

Matrozova Joanna , Zacharieva Sabina , Kirilov Georgi , Boyanov Mihail , Hristov Vladimir

Until recently primary aldosteronism /PA/ was thought to be rare, accounting for no more than 0.05–2% of the hypertensive patients. Studies published in the last decade demonstrate that primary hyperaldosteronism is a much more common cause of secondary hypertension than was previously thought, accounting for as many as 5% to 25% of hypertensives in some series. For the present, there are no data concerning the prevalence of PA in Bulgaria which determined the realization...