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Aldosterone Breakthrough in Patient Receiving ACE Inhibitor or ARB Therapy for Hypertension

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for evidence of aldosterone breakthrough during ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Nephrology, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

laboratory tests, pharmacogenetics, dosage calculations, response to therapy, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

I10, I11, I12

Description:

Some hypertensive patients treated with an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) will develop aldosterone "breakthrough" (aka "escape").

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