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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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CAMARGO, Juan M et al. Heart failure and primary hyperaldosteronism: Case report. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.3, pp.142-147. ISSN 0120-5633.

Heart failure is a syndrome associated with high morbidity and mortality, mainly due to episodes of exacerbation or decompensation. Hypertensive heart disease is a cause of heart failure with a high prevalence in the world. Primary hyperaldosteronism is a cause of hypertension with increasing incidence, which, independent of hypertension, can lead to cardiomyopathy with all its consequences. This article presents the case of a fifty years old male patient with acute heart failure exacerbated with systolic dysfunction, associated with resistant hypertension and having as underlying pathology a condition of aldosterone hypersecretion (primary hyperaldosteronism).

Keywords : acute heart failure; resistant hypertension; cardiomyopathy.

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