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elderly with zero diastolic pressure
80years non diabetic,non hypertensive male with blood pressure of 140/00mm,means pulse pressure of 140mm hg complaining of vertigo n nausea.what to do?
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351246 tn?1379685732
Hi!
An un-recordable diastolic pressure and a high pulse pressure is a matter of great concern and needs emergency care. This can be due to heart block, arterio-venous malformation, aortic dissection, raised intracranial pressure, severe anemia etc. Please rush the elderly to an emergency care. An intravenous line should be started meanwhile.  Take care!
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Pt recovered conservatively,without admission or iv fluid.his bp checked after 2 days was130/70mm!!!
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