pseudohypertension

pseudohypertension

(sū'dō-hī-pĕr-ten'shŭn),
Elevated blood pressure readings secondary to noncompressible vessels.

pseudohypertension

/pseu·do·hy·per·ten·sion/ (-hi″per-ten´shun) falsely elevated blood pressure reading by sphygmomanometry, caused by loss of compliance of arterial walls.

pseudohypertension

[-hī′pərten′shən]
a blood pressure reading that erroneously appears elevated as a result of arterial compliance. The condition occurs most often in elderly patients.

pseudohypertension

Sphygmomanometric cuff pressure that is > actual BP, due to markedly calcified–'pipestem' brachial arteries; it is most common in the elderly with extensive ASHD Diagnosis Osler's maneuver, a bedside method for assessing the palpability of the radial or brachial pulse distal to a point of presumed occlusion. Cf Hypertension, Small cuff syndrome, White coat HTN.
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Pseudohypertension and white coat hypertension also are more common in the elderly although the prevalence is not well quantified.
Pseudohypertension should be suspected in older patients with refractory hypertension, a lack of end-organ damage or symptoms of overmedication.
Clinicians should measure blood pressure in older persons with special care because some have pseudohypertension (falsely high sphygmomanometer readings) due to excessive vascular stiffness.

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