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Omura, M., Saito, J., Yamaguchi, K., Kakuta, Y. and Nishikawa, T. (2004) Prospective Study on the Prevalence of Secondary Hypertension among Hypertensive Patients Visiting a General Outpatient Clinic in Japan. Hypertension Research, 27, 193-202.

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  • TITLE: Adrenal Venous Sampling in Patients with Primary Aldosteronism: Which Is the Best Evaluation Method for Laterality Assessments?

    AUTHORS: Kimei Azama, Masahiro Okada, Akira Yogi, Tomomi Koga, Yuko Iraha, Joichi Heianna, Hideaki Nakamura, Hiroaki Masuzaki, Sadayuki Murayama

    KEYWORDS: Adrenal Venous Sampling, Primary Aldosteronism, Hypertension, Adrenal Grand

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Radiology, Vol.7 No.4, December 1, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The purpose was to investigate the most accurate method of adrenal venous sampling to diagnose unilateral primary aldosteronism (PA) prior to laterality assessment. Materials and Methods: Sixty-four consecutive PA patients were enrolled in this retrospective study. A catheter was placed in the common-trunk-vein (CTV), below the confluence of the inferior-phrenic-vein and the central-adrenal-vein (CAV) and the right-adrenal-vein (RAV). Blood-sampling was performed both pre- and post-adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation. Lateralized ratio [LR; aldosterone/cortisol ratio (ACR) on high-value side/ACR on low-value side], contralateral ratio (CR; ACR on low-value side/ACR on inferior-vena-cava ratio), and plasma aldosterone concentration (PAC) were evaluated. The diagnostic accuracy of LR, CR and PAC in CTV/ CAV/RAV during pre- and post-ACTH was compared by receiver-operating-characteristic (ROC) analysis. Results: LR-CAV post-ACTH showed the highest detection rate for unilateral adrenal lesions (93.3%; 14/15), with a sensitivity of 0.93 and a specificity of 0.84 at a cut-off value of 2.5. CR-post-ACTH had the highest Az value (0.89), with a detection rate of 86.7% (13/14), a sensitivity of 0.98, and a specificity of 0.88 at a cut-off value of 0.8. Conclusion: CR-post-ACTH and LR-CAV-post-ACTH are accurate predictors for laterality assessment in PA.