JOHN T. KING, F.A.C.P.
It is well known that the arterial pressure in the arms in cases of congenital stenosis at the isthmus of the aorta is frequently higher than the normal. This is so often the case, that the impression is more or less current that hypertension in the arms is a necessary part of the diagnostic picture, and that investigation of all cases of hypertension will lead to recognition of all cases of isthmus stenosis. Gossage34 has said: "No doubt in these cases the blood pressure is always high, so as to overcome the difficulty of getting the blood through the narrow
KING JT. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE BLOOD PRESSURE IN STENOSIS AT THE ISTHMUS (COARCTATION) OF THE AORTA; CASE REPORTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1802–1827. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-12-1802
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(12):1802-1827.
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