Screening for Primary Aldosteronism in Treatment Resistant Hypertension

The purpose of these educational modules is to assist clinicians in identifying and screening for primary aldosteronism as part of The College Precision Medicine quality improvement initiative. Primary aldosteronism has been selected for this initiative as recent evidence demonstrates that primary aldosteronism has a prevalence much higher than previously recognized, is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular and renal sequelae when compared to patients with essential hypertension at similar blood pressures, and current screening is limited.

Point-of-Care Activity

An activity in which a physician engages in self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to their clinical practice from a database whose content has been vetted by an accredited CME provider. Complementing the educational modules above are select point-of-care resources to facilitate clinician decision-making and screening and/or referral and/or further workup and management of patients with primary aldosteronism.