Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Users Online: 368
About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Advertise Login 
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185-189

Transient hyperaldosteronism and neonatal hypertension: Case series and literature review

1 Peter Lougheed Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
2 Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary and Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Essa Hamdan Al Awad
Section of Neonatology, University of Calgary, Peter Lougheed Centre, 3500, 26th Ave., NE, Calgary, AB T1Y6J4
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcn.JCN_57_18

Rights and Permissions

Neonatal hypertension is an uncommon but important problem in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The most common cause of neonatal hypertension is renovascular disease. In premature neonates, hypertension has been associated with the use of postnatal steroids, maternal history of hypertension, umbilical artery catheterization, acute kidney injury, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The exact mechanism of hypertension in BPD infants is unknown. We present a case series of premature infants with BPD and hypertension associated with transient hyperaldosteronism in the absence of any other cause for the elevated blood pressure. All infants responded to aldosterone antagonists. Transient hyperaldosteronism may have a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension associated with BPD.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded651    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal