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Thursday, 12 November 2009
If your patient has
(as opposed to persistent) spells of hypertension, which diagnostic avenues should you pursue? The list is actually quite small, and the one I was taught is as follows:
Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks (usually only a
increase in BP)
Drug abuse (only some types, like cocaine)
Most of the other causes of hypertension lead to a
elevation of the blood pressure.
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