A case study on hypertension



A case study on hypertension
A 51-year-old man presents to his medical clinic due to difficulty breathing. The patient
is afebrile and normotensive, but tachypneic. Auscultation of the chest reveals diffuse
wheezes. The physician provisionally makes the diagnosis of bronchial asthma and
administers epinephrine by intramuscular injection, improving the patient’s breathing
over several minutes. A normal chest X-ray is subsequently obtained, and the medical
history is remarkable only for mild hypertension that was recently treated with
propranolol.

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