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Little-Known Condition Causes 5%-10% of High Blood Pressure Cases

Posted by Dennis Douda, May 13, 2014

More than 1 out of 4 Americans has high blood pressure. For millions of them, a little-known condition is to blame; primary aldosteronism or PA. It's caused when nodules on the adrenal glands increase the production of a specific, and even toxic,  hormone. The good news - the right treatment may cure their hypertension permanently and even save their life. Dennis Douda has more on how the condition is diagnosed and treated. A word of caution: There are graphic surgery images in the video. [TRT 2:21]

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Journalists: The video package and additional b-roll are available in the downloads. (TV stations: The graphic surgery images are at 1:35 & 1:55 in the video.)

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal vein sampling, aldosterone, AVS, Dr Geoffrey Thompson, Dr Thompson, Dr William Young, Dr Young, Endocrinology, primary aldosteronism, HL, Pkg


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