Understanding Secondary Hyperaldosteronism

Hyperaldosteronism is a condition of excess aldosterone production. This activity focuses on secondary hyperaldosteronism, where the trigger for the aldosterone production comes from outside of the adrenal glands. This activity reviews diagnostic criteria for secondary hyperaldosteronism and provides guidance on treatment as well.

Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by OptumCare.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians — including family physicians — coders and other health care professionals interested in improving the care of individuals with secondary hyperaldosteronism.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the conditions that cause secondary hyperaldosteronism.
  • Discuss the physiologic mechanism behind the volume expansion caused by excess aldosterone.
  • Recognize the condition based on patient history and physical exam.
  • Identify complications associated with secondary hyperaldosteronism.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPC
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Activity opens: 
04/28/2020
Activity expires: 
06/29/2021
Rating: 
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Faculty presenter
Kevin Heath, MD, MHL, FACPKevin Heath, MD, MHL, FACP
Medical Director, Clinical Performance
OptumCare
Lawrence, KS


About the presenter
Dr. Heath is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine. He completed medical school and internal medicine residency at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, followed by a nephrology fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He subsequently entered private practice in nephrology in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

Planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Tania M. Miedico, MD
Medical Director
Clinical Performance, OptumCare
Eden Prairie, MN

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
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Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation Statements
Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-Certified Coders
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be used for Core A, CANPC and CHONC with successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPC
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
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