Akt tumor Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a type of secondary hypertension with prominent left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) is the most common subtype that can be cured by adrenalectomy.
Objective. To investigate left ventricular structural change after surgery and the factors associated with the degree of LVH regression in patients with PA.
Methods. We performed a retrospective analysis in the Taiwan Primary Aldosteronism Investigation (TAIPAI) database, including demography, biochemical data, echocardiography and medication.
Results. From July 1994 to January 2007, 20 patients (8 men) with APA receiving adrenalectomy and having pre- and post-operative echocardiography were selected. After 21 +/- 19 months post operation, the left www.selleckchem.com/products/pd-0332991-palbociclib-isethionate.html ventricular wall thickness and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) decreased significantly. The decrease of LVMI is significant only in patients who had LVH before operation. In analysis of factors associated with net LVMI decrease (Delta LVMI; post-operative LVMI – pre-operative LVMI),
only pre-operative LVMI (r = -.783, p < .001), and Delta SBP (r = .472, p = .036) significantly correlated with Delta LVMI. In conclusion, LVH in PA could be significantly reversed by adrenalectomy. Pre-operative LVMI and Delta SBP were associated with the degree of LVMI decrease.
Conclusion. LVH in PA could be significantly reversed by adrenalectomy. Pre-operative LVMI and Delta SBP were associated
with the degree of LVMI decrease.”
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