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Subclinical hypothyroidism as a cause of resistant hypertension

Mordi, Ify; Tzemos, Nikolaos

Cardiovascular Endocrinology: June 2012 - Volume 1 - Issue 2 - p 31–32
doi: 10.1097/XCE.0b013e328356919e
Case report

We report a case of a patient with resistant hypertension. Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring showed a bradycardia in conjunction with the hypertension, leading to a diagnosis of hypothyroidism.

British Heart Foundation Glasgow Clinical Research Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Correspondence to Nikolaos Tzemos, British Heart Foundation Glasgow Clinical Research Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, 126 University Place, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK Tel: +44 141 330 2020; fax: +44 141 330 1697; e-mail: niko.tzemos@glasgow.ac.uk

Received May 11, 2012

Accepted June 2, 2012

© 2012Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams Wilkins
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