The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the editors or of the American Heart Association. 1-800-242-8721 Dr Siddiqui: His body mass index was 30 kg/m2, and his weight had not changed over the last couple of years. 1995;26:1204-1206. This is my best guess but unconfirmed without an autopsy, which is unfortunate. Euthanasia is the administration of a lethal agent by another person to a patient for the purpose of relieving the patient’s intolerable and incurable suffering. You are not seeing an increase in HR; you can actually see a reduction in HR with pure norepinephrine tumors. The questions are related to the efficacy of treatment for that particular risk factor. The patient’s BP did not fluctuate widely but remained uncontrolled. This site uses cookies. See the separate Hypertension and Hypertension in Pregnancy articles. 6. 7272 Greenville Ave. Morcos, Jordan, Macabobby, and Rodriguez); Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown (Dr. Carter, Mr. Yu); Medical Decision Making Society of Youngstown Ohio (Mr. Castro)[email protected]. Lancet. Errors of oscillometric blood pressure measurement as predicted by simulation. Additionally, obesity appears to b… The OSA definitely has to be addressed, and testing should be repeated after a CPAP fitting to see if it is adequately controlled? After 1 year, the patient returned to the UAB Hypertension Clinic complaining of episodic BP fluctuations related to pain episodes but not position. When we asked about it, he said he actually felt like after he was wearing the CPAP, the nightly episodes decreased in frequency. Hypertension (defined as a blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg) is an extremely common comorbid condition in diabetes, affecting ∼20–60% of patients with diabetes, depending on obesity, ethnicity, and age. Table. Morning surge in blood pressure as a predictor of silent and clinical cerebrovascular disease in elderly hypertensives: a prospective study. A repeat 24-hour urine collection showed normal levels of catecholamines and fractionated metanephrines, and repeat urine drug screening results were negative. Treatment Acute management of variceal hemorrhage. Orciari Herman A, Sadoughi S. Heart group updates guidelines on resistant hypertension. Dr Carey: He stated that he had stopped using it, but he might have actually continued it. 3. Three positions (P1, P2, and P3) were identified: P1 (in contact with the pars plana/ciliary body region), P2 (anterior to vortex veins), and P3 (posterior to vortex veins). The patient also complained of a tingling sensation in the head and spine and cramping of the hands and feet. Use of this Web site is subject to the medical disclaimer. Adult patients, ages 18 and older, were informed about the study and invited to participate. JAMA. This did not resolve, and there was clear biochemical resolution. Factored into the comparison was an estimation of inherent variance of the device and observer achieved by repeated measurements on a healthy individual. The patient attributed this episodic hypertension to attacks of chronic pain with other symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, and heart pounding despite a normal heart rate (HR). Genitourinary: erectile dysfunction, change in sexual desire. Dr Carey: This large, slow-growing, ugly tumor that was removed was at the root of the problem. 7 Treatment of Hypertension. Monitor supine blood pressure prior to and during treatment and more frequently when increasing doses. Patients were instructed to remain quiet during the measurements. Between episodes, his mean systolic BP was usually 140 to 150 mm Hg and his diastolic BP was 75 to 80 mm Hg. You have not told us his labs yet. Burgess SE, MacLaughlin EJ, Smith PA, et al. This was calculated using an alpha of .05 and a beta of .13. The two types of calcium channel blockers are dihydropyridines and nondihydropyridines. The patient experiencing an asthma attack should be placed in high-Fowler's position to allow for optimal chest expansion and enlist the aid of gravity during inspiration. Moreover, blood pressure values and body weight are directly related at any age of life. Townsend RR, Epstein M. Resistant hypertension: insights on evaluation and management in the post-SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) era. 13. Dr Bursztyn: Yes, but chronic pain syndrome is not really clear. The arms and back were supported in the chair and the stethoscope placed at heart level. We obtained 46 measurements over 2 days to avoid subject and operator fatigue. Only English-language articles were reviewed. 2011 May. After resolution of the BP fluctuations, the patient had non–ST-segment–elevation myocardial infarction with a troponin level of 0.85 that was managed by a β-blocker (metoprolol 25 mg BID) for rate control and anticoagulation with warfarin and a heparin bridge. Once an abnormal genetic pattern is identified, all direct relationships should be screened. C… Peters GL, Binder SK, Campbell NR. Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery (M.J.H. These levels of 50 000 µg of total metanephrines resulted from the patient bending to the right when he had the blood work done. 2003;289:2560-2572. Nobody wants to manage them. He had a Holter monitor and I believe an echo or so, and everything came back negative. Abdomen: soft bowel sounds heard in 4 quadrants; no masses, tenderness, or bruits; no hepatosplenomegaly. Diagnosis: pheochromocytoma. The portal vein is a major vein that leads to the liver. mize patient reminders and supports (Table 3). Available at: http://www.real-statistics.com/. Blood pressure rising: differences between current clinical and recommended measurement techniques. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Prof Dominiczak: That is great. 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. I mean that it is not helpful to try to understand what hurts them. See more with MDedge! Figure 3. Dr Carey: This man has a history of cocaine abuse. At that time, he occasionally found himself lying on his right side with a BP ≥250/160 mm Hg. This should be continued for generations because the risk is often much higher than it is in cases of sporadic pheochromocytoma. Cocaine abuse is associated with abdominal pain, nausea, and hypertension in this range. We are grateful to the following session audience members for contributing to the discussion: Vincent Pat Lombardi, Vivek Bhalla, Brent Egan, George Roush, Michael Bursztyn, James Luther, Matt D’Costa, Joseph Young, and Fernando Elijovich. He reported using cocaine until 1986 for 4 to 5 years and reported last using marijuana in May 2014. While obtaining subjective assessment data from a patient with hypertension, the nurse learns that the patient has a family history of hypertension and she herself has high cholesterol and lipid levels. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons; 2013. For additional quantities, please contact [email protected] or call toll-free from U.S.: (800) 762-2264 or (240) 547-2156 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another 18 patients declined participation, leaving 204 who completed the protocol. In patients aged ≥80 years, pharmaceutical anti-hypertensive treatment is commenced if SBP is ≥160 mmHg and the comorbidity burden is low. Severe paroxysmal hypertension (pseudopheochromocytoma): understanding the cause and treatment. Masked and White Coat Hypertension. The second question is more of a pragmatic and simple one, which is that you mentioned a history of OSA and treatment with CPAP, but you also mentioned positional symptoms that were consistent with not being very well treated for OSA. Dr Dudenbostel: Thank you for these very good points. Some patients may exhibit postural hypotension, especially with certain antihypertensive drugs. 11. In this patient group, SBP should be reduced more slowly and cautiously, with the target SBP value of <150 mmHg, or <140 mmHg in patients with isolated systolic hypertension. Measuring the global burden of disease. Preoperative risk score EuroSCORE II was calculated using an online calculator.20 Although the cutoff point to describe portal and splenic flow as pulsatile is not defined in the critical care population, we considered a PF of more than 50% as pulsatile, based on reports in patients with chronic heart failure. Prof Dominiczak: Right, absolutely, and we discussed this just before the session that genetic testing is now an obligation. The postoperative medications included diltiazem ER 180 mg BID, metoprolol 50 mg BID, metformin 500 mg in the morning and 1000 mg in the afternoon, aspirin 81 mg, warfarin 5 mg, baclofen 5 mg BID, and hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5/325 mg daily. Conclusion This study underscores the importance of patient positioning on BP determinations in order to accurately diagnose hypertension. For consideration in the differential, I would look for other things that could drive this other than just catecholamine-secreting tumors. b. They entered data into an Excel workbook for subsequent analysis. Case of Episodic and Positional Hypertension. Dr Carey: Just a quick comment, I was equally concerned about using doxazosin alone in a patient like this. Good. A right open adrenalectomy was performed on November 5, 2014. The patient did not regularly attend follow-up at the UAB Hypertension Clinic, and his episodic hypertensive episodes remained unresolved. The study population consisted of patients presenting consecutively to a teaching family medicine center. Further, the patient reported that he had discontinued all his medications after surgery. Gastrointestinal: heartburn, indigestion, belching, and constipation. This document contains additional resources and references where more information can be found for each action step. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. A review of common errors in the indirect measurement of blood pressure. To evaluate the symptoms of palpitations, Holter monitoring was performed, but it revealed no arrhythmias. A 59-year-old Caucasian man who worked as a carpenter was seen in September 2014 as an outpatient at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hypertension Clinic. 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. Hypertension affects hundreds of millions of subjects worldwide and currently represents a major public health issue in the agenda of all developed countries. The patient had 3 siblings with no medical problems. Local Info At that time, he occasionally found himself lying on his right side with a BP ≥250/160 mm Hg. The patient is placed in the left lateral position (Figure 7). Serum aldosterone (4.4 mg/dL) and plasma renin activity (1.4 ng/mL per hour) levels were normal. 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. Actually, a friend of his supervises a sleep clinic and observed that he stopped breathing at night and said, “I think you may have OSA.” He underwent a sleep study and subsequently received a CPAP machine. 10. Subscribe To The Journal Of Family Practice, Clinical Guidelines for Family Physicians, A team approach for their senior patients and their physicians, Nurse Practitioners / Physician Assistants. Extremities: no cyanosis, clubbing, or peripheral edema. Head, eyes, ears, nose and throat: the fundi were not examined, neck veins were <5 cm above the right atrium, carotid pulses were 2+ bilateral without bruit, and neck was supple without cervical or supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences (10th Edition). When this is likely, blood pressure should be measured with the patient both lying and standing [20–23]. Thus, when did this etiology of hypertension actually begin? Blood Press Monit. Specifically, they occurred when he was bending or pushing wood parts or pieces together. Fact Sheets About Hypertension and Related Conditions and Behaviors. MDedge Daily News: Can androgen therapy improve male frailty? The thyroid-stimulating hormone level was normal. These findings denote a close association between obesity and hypertension (1-2). I am certain something else is going on such as pheochromocytoma, but I just thought I would make that point. We have a differential diagnosis. European Society of Hypertension position paper on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. 6 Genetics and Hypertension. The patient was also instructed to take alprazolam 0.5 mg TID, diltiazem ER 180 mg, baclofen 5 mg BID, and hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5/325 mg as needed. 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. J Hypertens 2012;30:253–66. In addition, there is a significant issue with supine to standing measurements in which there are wild variations. BP management at the UAB Hypertension Clinic consisted of diltiazem ER 180 mg BID and chlorthalidone 25 mg once daily. The stress test was negative. 2011;5:484-488. He was on his back more overnight and for longer hours instead of turning left and right. The back? How much documentation do we actually have, apart from the office of the magnitude of these BP swings? However, we do not have an in-progress CPAP sleep study to see how many hours he actually used the CPAP and if it still fit after several years, and the pressures were still okay and everything. Email, From the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine (M.S., D.A.C., S.O., T.D. Teach patients to take their first dose at bedtime and to move slowly from a sitting to a standing position. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.120.15243, National Center He reported that back then, he had palpitations, and that was the main symptom that concerned him, and he was 45. Blood Press Monit. The patient also had BP fluctuations with hypotensive episodic BP of 80/50 mm Hg. Musculoskeletal: pain and tenderness in the back and in multiple joints. They need understanding and reassurance, but they often have panic attacks and hyperanxiousness. This was the first question. The staff at the UAB Hypertension Clinic was notified in 2017 by a family member that he had passed away at home unexpectedly. No subjects were reclassified as hypertensive, but the study lacked statistical rigor.10 Another study found variable BP readings regardless of body position.11. In addition, β-blockers precipitated the episodes—a typical finding in pheochromocytoma. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Table 1. Can J Cardiol. New Engl J Med. Dr Dudenbostel: Regarding the 24-hour BP, we do not have 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring; rather, the BP was self-reported. 7.2. Unless contraindicated, encourage the patient to use the bathroom. The patient’s medications included doxazosin 2 mg BID, diltiazem ER 180 mg BID, nebivolol 1 mg QD, metformin 500 mg in the morning and 1000 mg in the afternoon, hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5/325 mg QD, baclofen 5 mg BID, naproxen 500 mg as needed, acyclovir 200 mg as needed, and history of taking gabapentin and alprazolam. However, his general health must be addressed, and we must ensure that the palpitations are not from atrial fibrillation with OSA, for example. A case of episodic hypertension related to changes in position with the biochemical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma confirmed on imaging. 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. In my experience with a few such huge pheochromocytomas, we tended to α-block until the patient could not stand because we worried so much about unstable BP intraoperatively. Respiratory: snoring, apnea, and hypopnea episodes while asleep. I would be concerned that he actually behaved as if he had a pseudopheochromocytoma presentation after removal of the pheochromocytoma. We would use phenoxybenzamine—a general α-blocker—combined with metryosine to block catecholamine secretion. Therefore, in 2000, he was 45 years old when this started. Are these episodes occurring every night that he bends, or are other factors involved? I wonder if baclofen or other drugs could have contributed to it. 2011;24:1073-1079. With George L. Bakris, MD, Priyathama Vellanki, MD, and Mark E. Molitch, MD. 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? 2003;289:1027-1030. His mother had hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes mellitus. Dr Dudenbostel: The surgeon Dr Heslin was aware of it because we discussed it preoperatively and hypothesized that it explained the labs we saw. Although office BP measurement is less than ideal, it is used most often to diagnose and monitor hypertension. This suggests that an anatomic structure put pressure on the tumor. Dr Bursztyn: What is the nature of his chronic pain? The positional hypertension due to pheochromocytoma was treated by right open adrenalectomy, but the episodic hypertension recurred after 1 year and remained unresolved. Correspondence to Mohammed Siddiqui, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 933 19th St S, Room 115, Community Health Services Bldg, Birmingham, AL 35294. Was he α-blocked sufficiently? It is possible that a malignant pheochromocytoma had recurred in the adrenal bed that was from the adrenal that was removed or a more distant site, increasing catecholamine and metanephrine levels and repeating the previous process. Dr Roush: That is certainly very interesting that it occurred a few times in a year. The individual should be seated comfortably in a chair with both arms and back supported, legs uncrossed, and feet flat on the floor. The second question regarding OSA. 9.1 White Coat Hypertension. Right heart catheterisation (RHC) plays a central role in identifying pulmonary hypertension (PH) disorders, and is required to definitively diagnose pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). A subpopulation of small hyperchromatic cells (denoted by arrows) known as sustentacular cells was present at the periphery of the individual nests. We conducted our literature search across several scientific and medical literature databases, including PubMed, ScienceDirect, and CINAHL. It occurs in about 5 … Pathology findings of pheochromocytoma. Campbell NR, Chockalingam A, Fodor JG, et al. Padwal RS, Hemmelgarn BR, McAlister FA, et al. Head GA, McGrath BP, Mihailidou AS, et al. 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. I agree with Dr Carey that I would be very concerned about a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma. Dr Dudenbostel: He had a kind of chronic pain syndrome possibly related to osteoarthritis. He timed that, on purpose. Patients considered for the study totaled 250, 28 of whom were ineligible. The positron emission tomography scan showed a hypermetabolic right adrenal mass containing necrotic areas corresponding to pheochromocytoma with no additional suspicious hypermetabolic lesions elsewhere (Figure 1B). Dr D’Costa: This was a very interesting case. Did the surgeon have any idea of what it could have been? We did review his chart in an effort to determine the nature of his pain, but we could not. In no way do I think that is going to be his major issue with his BP. 5. Systolic blood pressure variability as a risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular mortality in the elderly hypertensive population. Expert consensus groups such as the American Heart Association (AHA) publish recommendations for proper technique in reliably measuring BP,6-8 and they emphasize the importance of patient positioning during BP measurement. But this certainly would not account for his death. Dr Carey: There were no episodes of hypotension accompanying or associated with these episodes? I think this speaks to Dr Basile’s point about 24-hour monitoring. Pickering TG, Hall JE, Appel LJ, et al. c. Assist the patient to the supine position for BP measurements. Patient information: See related handout on … With his chronic pain and his presentation, when you first described his case, he had what sounded like trigger points and a number of other things. Dr Basile: Interestingly. This patient did not have heart failure symptoms that sometimes accompany it, but I would not entirely remove it from the differential. The differential diagnosis of episodic hypertension is labile hypertension based on emotional stress, pseudopheochromocytoma, page syndrome with excessive dopamine secretion, pheochromocytoma, illicit drug use, and chronic pain episodes.1–4, BP variability is defined as short-term variability, long-term variability, 24-hour variability, visit-to-visit variability, and seasonal variability. 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. In the abdomen? A proper medical history, including the diagnosis of hypertension, how it is being treated, identification of antihypertensive drugs, compliance of the patient, the presence of symptoms associated with hypertension, and the level of stability of the disease should be obtained. 2006 Jan 15;73(2):244-251. Plasma-free normetanephrine (16 nmol/L) and metanephrine (49 nmol/L) levels were elevated. 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. The patient was a former smoker from 17 years of age to 2012; he had quit smoking using nicotine patches 2 years before his initial visit to the UAB Hypertension Clinic. Precapillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a severe complication of NF1, initially described in patients with advanced parenchymal lung disease, which may complicate the course of NF1. Episodic dopamine discharge in paroxysmal hypertension. Musculoskeletal: back and joint pain, muscular pain, and leg cramps at night. Was it in the hands? I have seen about 15 to 20 patients with pheochromocytomas over the years. Dr Bhalla: I am Vivek Bhalla from Stanford University. Did you perform an autopsy on the patient? Blood pressure (BP) and heart rate before vs after surgery. Dr Dudenbostel: We will come back to the chronic back pain later with a couple of slides. Which action will the nurse in the hypertension clinic take to obtain an accurate baseline blood pressure (BP) for a new patient? Lung Sounds Includes both breath and voiced sounds. MDedge: Keeping You Informed. I wonder about drug contributions to his hypertension. © American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. RONALD H. LABUGUEN, M.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Am Fam Physician. Prognostic value of the morning blood pressure surge in 5645 subjects from 8 populations. Fabulous case, we thank you for sharing it. [1]The majority of the population aged over 60 have hypertension, and appear to be at increased risk from covid-19 infection. Figure 2. 1990;143:19-24. The cells were arranged in nests surrounded by delicate fibrous bands. The fact that he used opioids and maybe avoided baclofen at times when his BP was controlled may support that. 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. The 2007 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for the management of hypertension: part 1- blood pressure measurement, diagnosis and assessment of risk. 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. ... You may also want to mention a class or volunteer position to highlight your commitment to professional growth. After a 5-minute rest, BP was measured twice in the same arm. I understand that his vocation was physically demanding. I am thinking about whether he might have a thoracic outlet syndrome or something else that may be triggering this. 1993;153:2741-2748. See our Other Publications. August 2011. 16. Hypertension. Diagnosis: pheochromocytoma. He required vasopressors (epinephrine and norepinephrine), which were closely monitored and successfully discontinued. 1, 2 Both for the identification and clinical management of hypertensive subjects, the measurement of blood pressure (BP) is a crucial practice. 7. Bailey RH, Bauer JH. 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