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Coital blood pressure in hypertensives. Cephalgia, syncope, and the effects of beta-blockade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6119996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the continuous monitoring of intra-arterial blood pressure in ambulant hypertensive subjects, 18 episodes of coitus were recorded in 11 subjects. Peak values of up to 300/175 mmHg found, the mean for men being 237/138 mmHg and for women 216/127 mmHg. Two patients with coital symptoms (cephalgia and syncope) showed no unusual responses and, when restudied after beta-blockade, one subject showed no reduction in peak coital blood pressure. The results complement those found previously in normal subjects and demonstrate the potential of the technique in investigating coital symptoms.
S Mann; M W Craig; B A Gould; D I Melville; E B Raftery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-22     Completed Date:  1982-04-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure* / drug effects
Headache / etiology
Heart Rate
Hypertension / complications,  drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological / etiology
Syncope / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

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