• Q&A: Non-invasive scan facilitates detection and cure of common hypertension cause

    9 days ago - By Healio

    A novel CT scan helped physicians identify hormone-producing nodules that cause hypertension, curing some patients of the condition with their removal, according to the results of a prospective, within-patient trial.
    Morris J. Brown, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, a professor of endocrine hypertension at the Queen Mary University of London, and colleagues wrote that primary aldosteronism as a result of a unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma is a common cause of hypertension. In their study, Brown and colleagues found that a benign nodule in one of the adrenal glands caused two-thirds of cases
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