ISIDORE STEIN, M.D.
Recently Wilburne1 described a benign cardiovascular syndrome, the most prominent features of which were transient "0" brachial diastolic pressure, normal or elevated popliteal pressure, tachycardia and nervous tension occurring usually in young adults. He felt that the syndrome was psychosomatic in nature and that although the true brachial diastolic pressure probably was not "0", in all likelihood it was subnormal. The reduced diastolic pressure in the brachial arteries appeared to be due to peripheral vascular dilatation. The presence in the lower extremities of normal or increased pressure was considered to represent a compensatory phenomenon directed towards the maintenance of cerebral
STEIN I. TRANSIENT "0" DIASTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE (INDIRECT) IN THE UPPER EXTREMITIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:615–618. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-3-615
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(3):615-618.
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