Hyperaldosteronism: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: Also known as Conn's syndrome, this is an endocrine cause of hypertension, resulting either from an adrenal adenoma or bilateral adrenal hyperplasia. The high aldosterone levels cause retention of sodium and loss of potassium and hydrogen ions. There is also secondary suppression of renin levels.
Blood tests must be done off of any drugs that could interfere with the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axis.