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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.
Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

American Heart Association honors UVA professor for contributions to cardiovascular research

American Heart Association honors UVA professor for contributions to cardiovascular research

Common heart drugs are safe for patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Common heart drugs are safe for patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Inhaled steroids reduce SARS-CoV-2-related genes in COPD

Inhaled steroids reduce SARS-CoV-2-related genes in COPD

Antihypertensives reduce severity of Covid-19 infection and death

Antihypertensives reduce severity of Covid-19 infection and death

Antihypertensives improve COVID-19 survival rates

Antihypertensives improve COVID-19 survival rates

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

UTHealth physicians investigate blood pressure drug's effect on improving COVID-19 outcomes

UTHealth physicians investigate blood pressure drug's effect on improving COVID-19 outcomes

SARS-CoV-2 a dagger to the aging heart

SARS-CoV-2 a dagger to the aging heart

ACE inhibition in kidney could influence pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2

ACE inhibition in kidney could influence pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2

Low potassium levels in COVID-19 disease

Low potassium levels in COVID-19 disease

High-salt diet may modulate the gut microbiome

High-salt diet may modulate the gut microbiome

RAAS inhibitors are safe to use in COVID-19 patients, study shows

RAAS inhibitors are safe to use in COVID-19 patients, study shows

Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of severe COVID-19, say researchers

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of severe COVID-19, say researchers

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

ACE inhibitors should not be discontinued over fears about COVID-19, say researchers

ACE inhibitors should not be discontinued over fears about COVID-19, say researchers

High blood pressure drugs found to be safe for COVID-19 patients

High blood pressure drugs found to be safe for COVID-19 patients

New clinical trial to assess whether hypertension drug may reduce COVID-19 severity

New clinical trial to assess whether hypertension drug may reduce COVID-19 severity

Radboudumc researchers find essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19

Radboudumc researchers find essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19