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Aldosterone is a steroid hormone made by the adrenal cortex (the outer layer of the adrenal gland). It helps control the balance of water and salts in the kidney by keeping sodium in and releasing potassium from the body. Too much aldosterone can cause high blood pressure and a build-up of fluid in body tissues. Aldosterone is a type of mineralocorticoid hormone.
New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

Study to investigate clinical impact of new treatment for HFrEF patients

Study to investigate clinical impact of new treatment for HFrEF patients

Study shows overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease remains unchanged among U.S. adults

Study shows overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease remains unchanged among U.S. adults

DRG International to present Aldosterone ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC

DRG International to present Aldosterone ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC

Aliskiren fails to show benefit for heart failure patients with diabetes

Aliskiren fails to show benefit for heart failure patients with diabetes

Endocrine Society urges physicians to increase screening for primary aldosteronism

Endocrine Society urges physicians to increase screening for primary aldosteronism

Brominated fire retardants overstimulate aldosterone in a way that may lead to cardiovascular disease

Brominated fire retardants overstimulate aldosterone in a way that may lead to cardiovascular disease

USF receives $9 million NIH grant to study unique treatment for age-related hearing loss

USF receives $9 million NIH grant to study unique treatment for age-related hearing loss

Scientists explore new treatment avenues to protect obese individuals from cardiovascular disease

Scientists explore new treatment avenues to protect obese individuals from cardiovascular disease

PAH role proposed for left heart failure biomarker

PAH role proposed for left heart failure biomarker

Researchers discover unexpected mechanism linked to aldosterone-induced heart damage

Researchers discover unexpected mechanism linked to aldosterone-induced heart damage

Low-sodium intake has little impact on bone health in postmenopausal women

Low-sodium intake has little impact on bone health in postmenopausal women

Studies explore causative factor of hypertension in younger, obese men and women

Studies explore causative factor of hypertension in younger, obese men and women

Older people could be at greater risk for negative consequences of consuming high-salt diet

Older people could be at greater risk for negative consequences of consuming high-salt diet

Ardelyx announces positive results from RDX022 clinical study for treatment of hyperkalemia

Ardelyx announces positive results from RDX022 clinical study for treatment of hyperkalemia

Doctors in Mexico show benefits of healthy diet, exercise in heart failure patients

Doctors in Mexico show benefits of healthy diet, exercise in heart failure patients

Veltassa (patiromer for oral suspension) gets FDA approval for treatment of hyperkalemia

Veltassa (patiromer for oral suspension) gets FDA approval for treatment of hyperkalemia

High levels of satiety hormone leptin contribute to cardiovascular disease in obese individuals

High levels of satiety hormone leptin contribute to cardiovascular disease in obese individuals

MRA therapy does not improve outcome in heart attack patients without heart failure

MRA therapy does not improve outcome in heart attack patients without heart failure

Ancient Chinese practice lowers hypertension, may lessen risks of stroke and heart disease

Ancient Chinese practice lowers hypertension, may lessen risks of stroke and heart disease