TITLE

A SCREENING TEST FOR ADRENAL OR UNILATERAL RENAL FORMS OF HYPERTENSION BASED UPON POSTURAL CHANGE IN BLOOD PRESSURE

AUTHOR(S)
Kinsey, D.; Whitelaw, G. P.; Smithwick, R. H.
PUB. DATE
August 1960
SOURCE
Angiology;Aug1960, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p336
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
1. One hundred unselected hypertensive patients studied in 1945 and who subsequently underwent lumbodorsal splanchnicectomy are analyzed as to postural changes in blood pressure before operation. The postural changes noted are compared with those changes observed in 37 patients whose hypertension was of adrenal or unilateral renal origin. 2. As illustrated in table 3, 26 per cent of the 100 unselected cases showed either a drop in systolic and diastolic pressure while in the standing position, a drop in systolic with no change in diastolic, or a systolic drop and a diastolic increase of less than 11 mm, whereas 81 per cent of the 37 adrenal and unilateral renal cases showed such a change.
ACCESSION #
16365566

 

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