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.
Ramping up medication doses quickly after being hospitalized for acute heart failure resulted in a lower risk of dying or being readmitted for heart failure within the first six months after discharge, compared to usual care, according to a featured science research presentation today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2022.
Researchers discussed the pathophysiological mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction associated with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and commented on the potential therapeutic strategies to treat endothelial damage and coagulopathy related to COVID-19.
A new study evaluated the current research on incidences of hypertension, new-onset diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia as possible sequelae of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Researchers assessed the function of micronutrients and metabolites derived from gut microbiota in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recovery.
Researchers evaluated COVID-19 outcomes in patients taking four types of cardioprotective medicines.
Researchers review the potential role of the gut microbiome in determining severe COVID-19.
Researchers investigated the potential association between self-reported chronic fatigue and retinal microcirculation among post-COVID-19 syndrome patients.
In a recent review published in the journal Endocrines, researchers summarized existing literature findings on the impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections on the male reproductive system and fertility.
A new study analyzed the possibility of penetration of SARS-CoV-2 into the skin.
A study by researchers at the Federal University of São Carlos in Brazil and University College London in the United Kingdom shows that a combination of anemia and weak muscles in older people heightens the risk of death in ten years by 64% for men and by 117% for women.
A steroid hormone called aldosterone is linked to an increased risk of kidney failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published in the European Heart Journal today (Tuesday).
Researchers have developed a noninvasive method to identify a potential cause of hypertension with a drastic reduction in radiation exposure, a study shows.
Heart failure patients experiencing grief or in mourning following the loss of a close family member are at an increased risk of death, particularly during the first week following the family member's death, according to a study published today in JACC: Heart Failure.
Before a baby is ever born, critical supply chain problems with nutrition and oxygen can result in premature birth or even death and increase the child and mother's lifelong risk of cardiovascular disease.
A multi-center study of more than 3,000 people with high blood pressure and brain aneurysms found that the use of RAAS inhibitors, a class of blood pressure lowering medications, reduced the risk of an aneurysm rupture by 18%, according to new research published today in Hypertension, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.
A recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server investigated the association of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS)-mediated hypertension (HT) with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Patients taking renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) medications for heart failure had significantly lower blood potassium levels when taking patiromer—a drug that helps to prevent the body from absorbing too much potassium—compared with a placebo, in a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 71st Annual Scientific Session.
Just as a water filtration system acts to filter contaminants from the water you drink, your kidneys act to filter waste and excess fluid from your blood.
Researchers conducted an umbrella review and meta-analysis of the RAAS inhibitors' impact on COVID-19 clinical outcomes.
A new study reports finds very low aldosterone levels in a subset of COVID-19 patients.