II. Definition

  1. Severe arteriosclerosis interferes with accurate Blood Pressure measurement

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Arteries affected by severe arteriosclerosis do not compress normally with a Blood Pressure cuff

IV. Epidemiology

  1. Common cause of high Blood Pressure readings in older patients

V. Symptoms

  1. Dizziness or weakness follows taking prescribed antihypertensives

VI. Signs

  1. Resistant Hypertension
  2. Radial artery pulse is palpable despite an upper arm inflated cuff occluding the brachial artery

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