Patients were selected according to the following inclusion criteria: age ≥65 years; hypertension, defined as at least three measurements of office systolic BP ≥140 mmHg and/or diastolic BP ≥90 mmHg in a sitting position, or previously diagnosed and receiving antihypertensive medication; and normal sinus rhythm. Serial sectioning of the mass revealed a heterogeneous cut surface characterized by glistening soft solid tan-pink tissue and multiple large, smooth lined cystic spaces filled with necrotic yellow debris. The prone position will place pressure on the chest and decrease chest expansion. 9. In the feet? To evaluate the symptoms of palpitations, Holter monitoring was performed, but it revealed no arrhythmias. Masked and White Coat Hypertension. A case of episodic hypertension related to changes in position with the biochemical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma confirmed on imaging. Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery (M.J.H. 2016;32:569-588. Prof Dominiczak: Right, absolutely, and we discussed this just before the session that genetic testing is now an obligation. Morning surge in blood pressure as a predictor of silent and clinical cerebrovascular disease in elderly hypertensives: a prospective study. Prof. Giovanni de Simone, This was calculated using an alpha of .05 and a beta of .13. The aim of this position document is to highlight which of these products have the most clinically significant antihypertensive action and wheter they could be suggested to patients with high-normal BP. During the hypertensive episodes at home, the patient’s systolic blood pressure (BP) was 140 to 275 mm Hg, while his diastolic BP was 75 to 160 mm Hg. The comprehensive metabolic panel including electrolytes and kidney function was normal. 2005;7:102-109. The relationship between visit-to-visit variability in systolic blood pressure and all-cause mortality in the general population: findings from NHANES III, 1988 to 1994. See our Other Publications. Before testing began, we estimated the standard deviation of each aneroid sphygmomanometer and the assigned observer by repeatedly measuring the BP of a healthy normotensive individual sitting in the standard position. Healthcare professionals sometimes call high blood pressure 'hypertension'. The patient had episodes of atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular rate and intermittent premature atrial contraction with a maximum HR of 160 bpm that were managed by an amiodarone drip. He was on his back more overnight and for longer hours instead of turning left and right. The lipid profile showed elevated cholesterol (260 mg/dL) and triglycerides (235 mg/dL). However, I have questions about the timing of when this started, as I think it would inform the differential diagnosis. Musculoskeletal: back and joint pain, muscular pain, and leg cramps at night. The authors reported no potential conflict of interest relevant to this article. Only 10 of 25 offices we visited in our area measured BP with patients properly seated in a chair. Prof Dominiczak: The patient’s demise, presumably due to cardiac complications, we assume sudden cardiac death due to arrhythmia without any structural changes in the heart. The patient was a former heavy drinker from 17 years of age, but his intake had tapered down, and he reported a current alcohol intake of around 1 to 2 drinks a week. use prohibited. He reported using cocaine until 1986 for 4 to 5 years and reported last using marijuana in May 2014. Evaluation of the technique used by health-care workers for taking blood pressure. Recommendations for blood pressure measurement in humans: an AHA scientific statement from the Council on High Blood Pressure Research Professional and Public Education Subcommittee. We obtained 46 measurements over 2 days to avoid subject and operator fatigue. Lancet. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.120.15243, National Center Prognostic significance of visit-to-visit variability, maximum systolic blood pressure, and episodic hypertension. Hypertension is a global public health issue, and it is estimated that by 2025 more than 1.5 billion individuals worldwide will have hypertension, accounting for up to 50% of heart disease risk and 75% of stroke risk. Each nest is composed of cells with vesicular nuclei and abundant amphophilic cytoplasm. Dr Egan: Brent Egan, Greenville, South Carolina, and I agree with what my colleagues Dr Carey and Dr Basile have said. We grow increasingly warmer. 9.2 Masked Hypertension 10. 2013;369:448-457. Dr Dudenbostel: Yes, and the patient knew about it and was helping us a little bit by bending during the blood draw. Hypertension in patients with specific co-morbidities. If supine hypertension cannot be managed by elevation of the head of the bed, reduce or discontinue NORTHERA. Good. How sure are you that this actually started when he was 45 as opposed to somebody who had episodes from a young age that just simply were not detected due to a lack of medical care? Available at: http://www.real-statistics.com/. The patient worked as a carpenter, making furniture and musical instruments, and reported also having these episodes while working. Dr Basile: Jan Basile from Charleston. He had perspiration, pain, and headache. Dr Roush: That is certainly very interesting that it occurred a few times in a year. 1-800-AHA-USA-1 Because he knew he would then have insurance. General: Vitals: BP taken in the supine position after a 5-minute rest was 180/110 mm Hg on the right arm and 176/110 mm Hg on the left arm. Figure 1. Heart: regular rate and rhythm with no murmurs, rubs, or gallops. He was told “we cannot find anything.” and since he did not have insurance and did not want to follow-up, he was lost to follow-up. 1990;4:639-645. Villegas I, Arias IC, Botero A, et al. Was he α-blocked sufficiently? Dr Carey: What was the total duration of the pain and these episodes? Misclassification of hypertension occurred in 12 patients (5.9%), when, in fact, they were normotensive. Warn patients about the risk of orthostatic hypotension, which can cause falls. b. The increases in BP were also positional, that is, they occurred while he was bending or turned to the right. Patients then sat in the chair and rested another 2 minutes before BP was again measured twice in the same arm. Dr Dudenbostel: We will come back to the chronic back pain later with a couple of slides. Dr Luther: I agree with Dr Carey and many of Dr Basile’s comments. Patients were instructed to remain quiet during the measurements. Medication consisted of α-blockade with doxazosin 8 mg at night with titration in 2-mg increments according to orthostatic vitals and β-blockade with metoprolol. Page’s syndrome revisited. Although a 24-hour BP is not necessary for the diagnosis of hypertension in this patient, I would like to know what his pressures are when he is having positional hypertension and when he is in a different position. Elevating the head of the bed lessens the risk of supine hypertension, and blood pressure should be measured in this position. Local Info Prognostic value of the morning blood pressure surge in 5645 subjects from 8 populations. If this is due to an excess of catecholamines, it is interesting that you did not see an increase in HR, which suggests that this is not predominantly an epinephrine phenomenon but probably more of a norepinephrine phenomenon. 7.2. Serum aldosterone (4.4 mg/dL) and plasma renin activity (1.4 ng/mL per hour) levels were normal. I just wonder if it is possible to know whether that contributed to his complications. A sitting position with knees flexed straightens the rectum, enhances the use of abdominal muscles, and facilitates defecation. All the work up back then focused more on cardiac etiology. 6 Genetics and Hypertension. I wanted to ask about body mass index and weight patterns. c. Assist the patient to the supine position for BP measurements. No subjects were reclassified as hypertensive, but the study lacked statistical rigor.10 Another study found variable BP readings regardless of body position.11. The cells were arranged in nests surrounded by delicate fibrous bands. I understand that his vocation was physically demanding. We would use phenoxybenzamine—a general α-blocker—combined with metryosine to block catecholamine secretion. Saving You Time. I might think about an extra-adrenal paraganglioma, but with the catecholamine level normal, I feel comfortable that this was not the case. Dr Basile: I would refer everyone to the New England Journal of Medicine review article by Neumann et al3 that just came out on paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma because it talks extensively about the importance of a genetic workup. One of the things that can do this, especially since the pressure was so high, is increased sympathetic discharge, especially from a tumor such as a pheochromocytoma or a paraganglioma, in which positional change may alter the tumor’s secretory capacity or the degree of noradrenergic discharge from an expanded norepinephrine pool in sympathetic nerve terminals. For consideration in the differential, I would look for other things that could drive this other than just catecholamine-secreting tumors. Dr Bursztyn: Yes, but chronic pain syndrome is not really clear. The large and nationally recognized Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Research, Mayo Clinic's extensive patient populations, and the clinic's active, ongoing research programs together put Mayo in a unique position to accelerate advances in the care of patients with hypertension and kidney disease. Further, the patient reported that he had discontinued all his medications after surgery. Dr Young: Okay. This is analogous to the paroxysms that can be provoked by the hand of an examiner or by manipulation by the surgeon during the procedure. Head GA, McGrath BP, Mihailidou AS, et al. 8. We followed the BP measurement guidelines of the AHA. © American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. You mentioned that he was a heavy smoker and heavy drinker for many years. Ocular hypertension was defined as absolute intraocular pressure > 25 mmHg and/or intraocular pressure rise > 10 mmHg. The OSA was treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), and the hyperlipidemia was controlled on diet and exercise. 2011;5:484-488. He also was a musician. Based on his clinical presentation and biochemical and imaging results, the patient was diagnosed with an 8.5-cm pheochromocytoma of the right adrenal gland. organization. Blood pressure (BP) and heart rate before vs after surgery. J Hum Hypertens. Townsend RR, Epstein M. Resistant hypertension: insights on evaluation and management in the post-SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) era. Copyright  © 2021 Frontline Medical Communications Inc., Parsippany, NJ, USA. 2011 May. With George L. Bakris, MD, Priyathama Vellanki, MD, and Mark E. Molitch, MD. ), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (A.F.D. At that time, he occasionally found himself lying on his right side with a BP ≥250/160 mm Hg. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure: the JNC 7 report. Resuscitation and stabilization. Taking blood pressure with the patient seated on the edge of an exam table led to misclassification of prehypertension or hypertension in 13.2% of patients. B, Histology of pheochromocytoma: the cells were arranged in nests surrounded by delicate fibrous bands. Dr Roush: I was previously a cancer epidemiologist, and alcohol and cigarette smoking interact dramatically to contribute to esophageal and other tumors. Lim SS, Vos T, Flaxman AD, et al. The two types of calcium channel blockers are dihydropyridines and nondihydropyridines. The patient reported that doxazosin (an α-blocker) helped decrease his symptoms and that a decrease in its dosage increased the severity of the episodes. The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the editors or of the American Heart Association. Could he actually have a pseudopheochromocytoma after the pheochromocytoma removal? Prof Dominiczak: That is great. Prof Dominiczak: Right, this is fantastic. 2003;289:2560-2572. See more with MDedge! The stress test was negative. Only English-language articles were reviewed. Monitor supine blood pressure prior to and during treatment and more frequently when increasing doses. I am referring to the fact that he had paroxysms in certain positions only. Use of this Web site is subject to the medical disclaimer. a. Deflate the BP cuff at a rate of 5 to 10 mm Hg per second. In type 2 diabetes, hypertension is often present as part of the metabolic syndrome of insulin resistance also including central obesity and dyslipidemia. A large mass in the retroperitoneum was identified as an extensive hypervascular tumor. Raamat R, Talts J, Jagomägi K, et al. I have seen about 15 to 20 patients with pheochromocytomas over the years. J Am Soc Hypertens. While there is a strong position for a BP of less than 140/90 mm Hg, there is a clear recommendation for a BP of less than 130/80 mm Hg once the patient … Genitourinary: erectile dysfunction, change in sexual desire. IN BRIEF Several guidelines and position statements are published to help clinicians manage hypertension in patients with diabetes. Dr Dudenbostel: Thank you for these very good points. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. This document contains additional resources and references where more information can be found for each action step. This did not resolve, and there was clear biochemical resolution. Dr Lombardi: I am a doctor, but as my mom would say, not one that would do anybody any good. ET) Dr Elijovich: This is a rhetorical question, but there is something that has not been answered in this case, unless somebody asked the surgeon. The determination of global cardiovascular risk is a mandatory step in the initial evaluation of all hypertensive patients. Dr Dudenbostel: This is correct. So far, however, he seems very fortunate. Unless contraindicated, encourage the patient to use the bathroom. How much documentation do we actually have, apart from the office of the magnitude of these BP swings? However, hypotension is usually mixed with hypertension. 13. Hypertension affects hundreds of millions of subjects worldwide and currently represents a major public health issue in the agenda of all developed countries. There is certainly hypertension if baclofen pump malfunction at high doses occurs. Plasma-free normetanephrine (16 nmol/L) and metanephrine (49 nmol/L) levels were elevated. Dr D’Costa: This was a very interesting case. 12. Textual descriptions, audio, waveforms, anatomy and quizzes are available. A correct assessment of BP in the outpatient setting depends on accurate measurement technique. The following case was presented on September 7, 2019, as part of the Clinical-Pathological Conference chaired by Anna F. Dominiczak and Rhian Touyz at the Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA. Large scale epidemiological studies have shown that hypertension is two to three times more present in the obese than in lean individuals. During testing, nurses recorded BP for each patient twice in the examination table position and twice in the standard position. The other thing that will drive BP crazy, and I am not going to link this to position, but certainly renal artery stenosis can give you very episodic and severe elevations of BP. It is necessary to perform genetic tests because certain mutations feature much more malignant changes, and histology is completely unhelpful for this differentiation. See the separate Hypertension and Hypertension in Pregnancy articles. Obviously, this is not a patient with just essential hypertension, and you have to think about secondary causes. A, Computed tomography findings of pheochromocytoma: a large 8.4-cm heterogenous mass with areas of central necrosis and calcification is seen arising from the right adrenal gland with possible extension into the inferior aspect of the right hepatic lobe. Had there been any recent changes? Am J Hypertens. 7.1 Beneficial effects of blood-pressure-lowering therapy in hypertension. MDedge Daily News: Can androgen therapy improve male frailty? Prof Dominiczak: Okay, let us hear the next comment, and then you will deal with them all together. Close Association between obesity and dyslipidemia the American heart Association, Inc. rights. 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