Small cuff syndrome
Small cuff syndrome: Introduction
Small cuff syndrome: Small cuff syndrome refers to wrong blood pressure readings that can result when a blood-pressure cuff that is too small is used to measure blood pressure. Blood pressure readings tend to be higher than the actual blood pressure which can lead to unnecessary or overly aggressive use of medications.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Small cuff syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Small cuff syndrome
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Treatments for Small cuff syndrome
- Ensure that the right sized blood pressure cuff is used - if in doubt, use a larger one as there is less risk of a dangerous error in the readings.
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Small cuff syndrome:
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Small cuff syndrome?
Small cuff syndrome: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Small cuff syndrome:
- Blood pressure medications used unnecessarily
- Unwarranted anxiety
- Excessive lowering of blood pressure - can be dangerous if too low.
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Causes of Small cuff syndrome
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Small cuff syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Small cuff syndrome
Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is
an often overlooked medical condition that causes a...read more »
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity....read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder....read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal.
It should be considered...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,
whereas there...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...read more »
Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis
of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension,
is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients....read more »
Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions
are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
Some of the symptoms of hypertension that can be...read more »
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Small cuff syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Small cuff syndrome: Rare Types
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Small cuff syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Small cuff syndrome
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