Atrial fibrillation associated with hypokalemia due to primary hyperaldosteronism (Conn's syndrome)

Basel Al Aloul, Jian-Ming Li, David G Benditt, Venkatakrishna N Tholakanahalli

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Abstract

Aldosterone is a major regulator of the body potassium stores through its role in potassium excretion by the kidney. However, it is unclear whether aldosterone affects transcellular distribution of potassium in atrial myocytes, and whether hypokalemia associated with primary hyperaldosteronism increases susceptibility to atrial fibrillation (AF). We report a case of a 58-year-old male with Conn's syndrome in whom symptomatic AF was related to hypokalemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1303-1305
Number of pages3
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypokalemia

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