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secondary hyperaldosteronism

Secondary forms of hypertension

Lisa Cohen recently summarized rare “genetic” forms of hypertension including Liddle’s syndrome and PHA type II (Gordon’s syndrome). I want to summarize other causes of “secondary” hypertension which are not inherited (at least not typically in a Mendelian…

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The urine’s the thing…

Vomiting or nasogastric tube (NG) decompression can lead to metabolic alkalosis, often associated with hypokalemia. When asked what the source of the K loss is, most people assume it is lost in the gastric fluid. However, gastric fluid…

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