Primary aldosteronism in pregnancy and beyond

Research area

 |  primary aldosteronism


 |  primary aldosteronism, hypertension, endocrine hypertension, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy


 |  PhD/Doctorate, Honours, Masters

Project description

Primary aldosteronism affects approximately 10% of hypertensive patients. It is unclear what proportion of women who are diagnosed with hypertension during or immediately after pregnancy may have this condition. We will retrospectively examine the obstetric history of women who are diagnosed with primary aldosteronism and prospectively evaluate for hyperaldosteronism in women who are diagnosed with elevated blood pressure during their pregnancy or the postpartum period. We will also retrospectively examine the database of the Endocrine Hypertension Clinic to evaluate the proportion of women who have a history of hypertension in pregnancy.