Cardiovascular Medicine Book


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Aka: Pseudohypertension
  1. See Also
    1. Hypertension
    2. Hypertension Causes
    3. Hypertension Evaluation
    4. Hypertension Evaluation History
    5. Evaluation Exam
    6. Hypertension Evaluation Labs
    7. Isolated Systolic Hypertension
    8. Hypertension Management
    9. Hypertension Risk Stratification
    10. Resistant Hypertension
    11. Antihypertensive Selection
    12. Hypertension Management for Specific Comorbid Diseases
    13. Hypertension Management for Specific Populations
    14. Hypertension Management for Specific Emergencies
    15. Hypertension in Children
    16. Hypertension in Infants
    17. Hypertension in Pregnancy
    18. Hypertension in Athletes
    19. Hypertension in the Elderly
  2. Definition
    1. Severe arteriosclerosis interferes with accurate Blood Pressure measurement
  3. Pathophysiology
    1. Arteries affected by severe arteriosclerosis do not compress normally with a Blood Pressure cuff
  4. Epidemiology
    1. Common cause of high Blood Pressure readings in older patients
  5. Symptoms
    1. Dizziness or weakness follows taking prescribed antihypertensives
  6. Signs
    1. Resistant Hypertension
    2. Radial artery pulse is palpable despite an upper arm inflated cuff occluding the brachial artery

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