Pregnancy complicated by primary aldosteronism

South Med J. 1997 Feb;90(2):243-5. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199702000-00018.


Pregnancy is rarely complicated by aldosteronism. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman who became pregnant soon after primary aldosteronism was diagnosed. Only antihypertensive medication and oral potassium supplementation were required in addition to routine prenatal care. A healthy female infant was delivered at term. In this case, no adrenal adenoma was identified. We discuss management of aldosteronism in pregnancy and review the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperaldosteronism / blood*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Potassium / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / blood*
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Prenatal Care


  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Potassium