Primary Aldosteronism and Cerebrovascular Diseases

  • Chen, Zheng-Wei (Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine) ;
  • Hung, Chi-Sheng (Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine) ;
  • Wu, Vin-Cent (Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine) ;
  • Lin, Yen-Hung (Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine) ;
  • TAIPAI study group (TAIPAI study group)
  • Received : 2018.10.04
  • Accepted : 2018.10.30
  • Published : 2018.12.31


As diagnostic techniques have advanced, primary aldosteronism (PA) has emerged as the most common cause of secondary hypertension. The excess of aldosterone caused by PA resulted in not only cardiovascular complications, including coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, and heart failure, but also cerebrovascular complications, such as stroke and transient ischemic attack. Moreover, PA is associated more closely with these conditions than is essential hypertension. In this review, we present up-to-date findings on the association between PA and cerebrovascular diseases.


Supported by : National Taiwan University Hospital, Ministry of Science and Technology


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