Sacking The Source Of A Conundrum - Page #1

Author: Benjamin Eisenman, D.O.
Co Author #1: Dr. Peter Rippey MD, CAQSM
Senior Editor: Yaowen Hu, MD, MBA
Editor: Lauren Borowski, MD

Patient Presentation:
A 19 year old division I defensive lineman presented to the athletic training room and was found to have elevated blood pressure incidentally.

His initial blood pressure at that time was 172/96. He denied taking any medications or supplement use. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension in high school but never received further workup for underlying causes. He had a strong family history of hypertension.

Physical Exam:
General: Alert and oriented.
Lungs: Clear to auscultation and percussion, non-labored respiration.
Heart: Normal rate, regular rhythm, no murmur, gallop, or edema.
Abdomen: Soft, non-tender, non-distended, normal bowel sounds, no masses
Musculoskeletal: Normal range of motion and strength, no tenderness or swelling
Extremities: No edema and pulses were normal.

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