LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY WITH FALSELY NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE REVEALING TAKAYASU ARTERITIS
Amine Kherraf* Safia Ouarrak, Jihane Hassari, Abdennasser Drighil, Leila Azzouzi and Rachida Habbal
We present the case of Takayasu’s arteritis in a woman whose diagnosis was delayed and not suspected because of falsely normal blood pressure due to arterial stenoses. Echocardiographic examination identified concentric left ventricular hypertrophy of unknown cause.
We describe this interesting and instructive case with a short review of literature. This should refer to the necessity to remember this rare disease in our country too.
Keywords: Takayasu arteritis, Left ventricular hypertrophy, hypertension.
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