Pseudohypertension in the elderly

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Pseudohypertension [2] in the elderly or noncompressibility artery syndrome is a condition believed to be due to calcification of the arteries resulting in abnormally high blood pressure readings with a blood pressure cuff while intra arterial measurements of blood pressure are normal.[1] This condition however is associated with significant cardiovascular disease risk.[1]


  1. ^ a b Franklin, SS; Wilkinson, IB; McEniery, CM (February 2012). "Unusual hypertensive phenotypes: what is their significance?". Hypertension 59 (2): 173–8. doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.182956. PMID 22184330. 

. [2] Osler's sign (pseudohypertension)