Diagnostic testing


We review the recent guidelines addressing the diagnosis and management of hypertension.

Adrenal vein sampling lateralization despite mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists exposure in primary aldosteronism

**Context:** Many antihypertensive medications modulate the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, possibly skewing the diagnosis and subtyping of primary aldosteronism (PA). Particularly, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA) might raise renin …

Monitoring blood pressure outside of the doctor's office

We explain the approach to out-of-office blood pressure monitoring in 2018.

Out-of-office blood pressure monitoring in 2018

This patient page explains the use of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

Summary of the ISEV workshop on extracellular vesicles as disease biomarkers, held in Birmingham, UK, during December 2017

Our and others' research presented at the 2018 International Society for Extracellular Vesicles' Biomarkers Workshop, Birmingham, UK.

Discordance between imaging and immunohistochemistry in unilateral primary aldosteronism

**OBJECTIVE:** Correct subtyping of primary aldosteronism (PA) is essential for good surgical outcomes. Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) and/or computed tomography (CT) are used for PA subclassification. Clinical and/or biochemical improvement after …

Primary aldosteronism in the primary care clinic: rife or rare?

Arm position during ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: a review of the evidence and clinical guidelines

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) offers advantages over clinic blood pressure measurement. Supporting the arm at the level of the right atrium has long been standard in clinic blood pressure measurement. In contrast, there is no consensus …