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Refractory hypertension and the lower limbs ischaemia as an aortic coarctation symptom

Katarzyna Drożdż, Angelika Chachaj, Paweł Gać, Roland Fiszer, Jacek Białkowski, Andrzej Szuba
DOI: 10.5603/AH.a2019.0005
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Arterial Hypertension 2019;23(1):35-39.

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Vol 23, No 1 (2019)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2019-02-22

Abstract

Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a very rare cause of secondary hypertension, accounting for 0.1% of cases. The
coarctation can present at any age. Hypertension is the most common presenting symptom. All patients with newly
diagnosed hypertension must have a physical examination with assessment of the brachial and femoral pulses and
measurement of brachial and popliteal blood pressures. A thorough physical examination is a crucial first step in
diagnosing aortic coarctation.

Abstract

Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a very rare cause of secondary hypertension, accounting for 0.1% of cases. The
coarctation can present at any age. Hypertension is the most common presenting symptom. All patients with newly
diagnosed hypertension must have a physical examination with assessment of the brachial and femoral pulses and
measurement of brachial and popliteal blood pressures. A thorough physical examination is a crucial first step in
diagnosing aortic coarctation.

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Keywords

hypertension; aortic coarctation; ABI; lower limb ischaemia

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Title

Refractory hypertension and the lower limbs ischaemia as an aortic coarctation symptom

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 23, No 1 (2019)

Pages

35-39

Published online

2019-02-22

DOI

10.5603/AH.a2019.0005

Bibliographic record

Arterial Hypertension 2019;23(1):35-39.

Keywords

hypertension
aortic coarctation
ABI
lower limb ischaemia

Authors

Katarzyna Drożdż
Angelika Chachaj
Paweł Gać
Roland Fiszer
Jacek Białkowski
Andrzej Szuba

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