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ea0062p29 | Poster Presentations | EU2019

Normotensive primary hyperaldosteronism as a prelude to atrial fibrillation: potentially curable by endoscopic radiofrequency ablation?

Wu Xilin , Ney Alexander , Cheow Heok , Drake William , Pereira Stephen P , Brown Morris

Case History: In 2011, an asymptomatic 63-year-old professor was found to have isolated hypokalemia. He was normotensive and his only past medical history was hypercholesterolaemia. Investigations were suggestive of Primary Hyperaldosteronism (PHA): aldosterone 1055 pmol/L, renin mass 10 mU/L, Na+137 mmol/L, K+3.2 mmol/L, bicarbonate 31 mmol/L. A CT scan was reported as normal, but a 12mm nodule was subsequently noted contiguous with the left adrenal. A m...

ea0065p12 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2019

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (EUS-RFA) as an alternative to left sided adrenalectomy in the treatment of primary aldosteronism

Wu Xilin , Ney Alexander , Cheow Heok , Goodchild Emily , Argentesi Giulia , Chung Teng-Teng , Drake William , Pereira Stephen , Brown Morris

Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the cause of 5–10% of hypertension, surgically curable in patients with unilateral aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs). However <1% of patients are currently diagnosed and cured. Newer and simpler modalities of diagnosis and treatment are required. The aim of FABULAS (a feasibility study of endoscopic ultrasound-guided ablation as a non-surgical, adrenal sparing treatment for aldosterone-producing adenomas) is to determine in 30 patient...

ea0069oc1 | Oral Communications | SFENCC2020

Biochemical and clinical cure of primary aldosteronism by ultrasound-guided endoscopic radiofrequency ablation

Goodchild Emily , Wu Xilin , Ney Alexander , Argentesi Giulia , Salsbury Jackie , O'Toole Samuel , Chung Teng-teng , Cheow Heok , Drake William , Pereira Steve , Brown Morris

A 65-year-old Afro-Caribbean gentleman, with a >10-year history of hypertension, frequently recorded blood pressures of >160/80 mmHg. His serum electrolytes showed Na+ 145 mmol/l and K+ 3.2 mmol/l. MRI demonstrated 13 mm left medial-limb adrenal adenoma. His hypertension was uncontrolled on treatment with amlodipine 10 mg OD, spironolactone 50 mg OD, losartan100 mg OD and doxazosin 16 mg OD. Although his quality of life was reduced, and he dislike...