Table 5 Influence of various antihypertensive agents on PAC, PRA and ARR

From: Chapter 12. Secondary hypertension

  PAC PRA ARR a
ACE inhibitors
ARB
↑↑ b
β-blockers ↓↓ c
Ca channel blockers b,d
Aldosterone antagonists ↑↑ b
  1. Abbreviations: PAC, plasma aldosterone concentration; PRA, plasma renin activity.
  2. aARR: PAC/PRA ratio.
  3. bPossibility of false-negative results.
  4. cPossibility of false-positive results.
  5. The influence is less marked than those of ACE inhibitors and ARBs.