|Table 1: Demographic and clinical data of study subjects.|
|Abbreviations: SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; HTN: hypertension; S/S: symptom/sign; K: potassium; PAC: plasma aldosterone concentration; PRA: plasma renin activity; ARR: aldosterone-renin ratio; TTKG: transtubular potassium gradient; F: female; M: male. |
#Normal range of PAC, PRA, and serum K is 3.7–24 ng/dL, 0.15–2.33 ng/mL/h, and 3.5 to 5.0 mEq/L, respectively.
*HTN stage according to JNC 7 report.
† Patients 12 and 15 had stages 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease with serum creatinine level of 2.2 mg/dL (eGFR 32.9 mL/min/1.73 m2) and 2.5 mg/dL (eGFR 24.6 mL/min/1.73 m2), respectively.
!24-hour urine excretion of potassium.