Table 4 Results of CT scan, AVS and pathological examination in 11 patients with primary aldosteronism

From: Prevalence of primary aldosteronism among prehypertensive and stage 1 hypertensive subjects

Age (years) Gender BP (mm Hg) CT scan AVS Treatment Pathology BP (mm Hg) after 1–2 years
60 Male 138/86 Left adrenal swelling Right adrenal gland Surgery Nodular hyperplasia 120/70
65 Female 136/87 Left adrenal swelling Bilateral (IHA) SPL 132/90
55 Male 136/85 Left adrenal nodule Right adrenal gland Surgery APA (5.0 mm) 120/70
48 Male 138/90 Bilateral adrenal nodules Right adrenal gland Surgery APA (4.0 mm) 120/70
52 Female 135/92 Normal adrenal gland SPL 130/86
52 Male 139/92 Left adrenal nodule Bilateral (IHA) EPL 124/84
57 Male 150/89 Left adrenal nodule Bilateral (IHA) SPL 114/72
54 Male 140/98 Left adrenal swelling Not successful EPL 136/98
52 Female 137/102 Normal adrenal gland SPL 132/86
38 Male 141/102 Normal adrenal gland Right adrenal gland Surgery APA (1.5 mm) 132/90
51 Male 140/121 Left adrenal swelling Right adrenal gland EPL 142/104
  1. Abbreviations: APA, aldosterone-producing adenoma; AVS, adrenal venous sampling; BP, blood pressure; CT, computed tomography; EPL, eplerenone; IHA, idiopathic hyperaldosteronism; SPL, spironolactone.