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Upper airways obstruction. Presentation with systemic hypertension.
  1. M Serratto,
  2. V J Harris,
  3. I Carr


    Of 14 patients whose final diagnosis was upper airways obstruction associated with heart failure, 3 presented with systemic hypertension (up to 200/100 mmHg). In 2 the hypertension was so severe that at first it had to be considered as a possible cause of the presenting symptoms. The subsequent history indicated that it was an effect of the upper airways obstruction with heart failure.

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