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What is the significance of paradoxical hypotension?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Difficult

This is a vague question.
If paradoxical hypotension is occurring during a stress test, it may mean significant coronary artery disease, for example. However, if it happens under other circumstances, I am not sure what it could mean. In general, this term is applied when hypotension is noted in response to something that should normally cause hypertension.

In brief: Difficult

This is a vague question.
If paradoxical hypotension is occurring during a stress test, it may mean significant coronary artery disease, for example. However, if it happens under other circumstances, I am not sure what it could mean. In general, this term is applied when hypotension is noted in response to something that should normally cause hypertension.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Paradoxical hypotens

Usually it means that in circumstances when the blood pressure should go up - it in fact goes down.
Significance would relate to the circumstance under which the blood pressure went down.

In brief: Paradoxical hypotens

Usually it means that in circumstances when the blood pressure should go up - it in fact goes down.
Significance would relate to the circumstance under which the blood pressure went down.
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Thank
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