Echocardiographic comparison of left ventricular structure and function in hypertensive patients with primary aldosteronism and essential hypertension
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
Patients with primary aldosteronism, a state characterized by chronic aldosterone excess, had similar LV geometry and systolic function compared to essential hypertension patients matched for age, gender, and BP. This argues against important independent associations between aldosterone and these aspects of LV response to human hypertension.