LARRY J. JACOBS, M.D.; HOWARD MANTEN, M.D.; ROBERT J. MYERBURG, M.D.; DAVID S. SHEPS, M.D.
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Metastatic soft-tissue calcification is a well-known complication of chronic renal failure. We describe pseudohypertension (that is, cuff systolic blood pressure higher than 300 mm Hg without intravascular hypertension) due to diffuse arterial calcification occurring in a patient with chronic renal failure.
A 63-year-old Hispanic man was admitted to the Jackson Memorial Hospital coronary care unit complaining of chest pain. His history was remarkable for chronic renal failure of 4½ years' duration, for which he required hemodialysis three times weekly. He reported that for the past several months his blood pressure had been "unobtainable" at the dialysis center. Communication with the
JACOBS LJ, MANTEN H, MYERBURG RJ, et al. Pseudohypertension Due to Diffuse Vascular Calcification in Chronic Renal Failure. Ann Intern Med. 1979;90:353–354. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-3-353
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(3):353-354.
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