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Blood pressure measurements in patients with takayasu arteritis: a work of caution.
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PMID:  22450082     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Takayasu arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis among young women that affects the aorta and its branches. Disease-related subclavian or brachial obstructions can lead to hypotensive brachial blood pressure values. By contrast, arterial hypertension is also frequent in this disease, possibly unrecognized in case of solitary brachial blood pressure measurement. We present the case of a 28-year-old woman with cerebral hypoperfusion related to Takayasu arteritis. Despite "pseudo-hypotensive" brachial blood pressure values of 70 mm Hg, Doppler measurement of the ankle revealed a systolic pressure of 220 mm Hg. In Takayasu vasculitis, additional ankle pressure measurement may represent the true cardiac load and blood pressure.
Franz Hafner; Harald Froehlich; Thomas Gary; Kurt Tiesenhausen; Michael Scarpatetti; Marianne Brodmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1299-301     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Angiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
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