aldosterone : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance

  • At least 70% of aldosterone-tumor patients are being cured by surgery, and of the 25% listed only as improved, some are expected to move into the cured column when their .
  • They showed that high aldosterone was probably due to increased secretion of renin.
  • If either gland develops a tumor, it is likely to churn out aldosterone too generously.
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  • Spironolactone reduces heart failure hospitalizations, but not mortality, study says
    A late-breaking clinical trial, known as the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist trial, demonstrates that spironolactone did not reduce the primary outcome of cardiovascular death, heart failure hospitalization, nor surviving a cardiac arrest in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. However, spironolactone did reduce the ...
    Nov. 18, 2013 - Science Daily
  • New study shows spironolactone reduces heart failure hospitalizations, but not mortality
    ( Brigham and Women's Hospital ) A late-breaking clinical trial, known as the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist trial, to be presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Nov. 18, 2013, demonstrates that spironolactone did not reduce the primary outcome of cardiovascular death, heart failure hospitalization, nor surviving a ...
    Nov. 18, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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