Case 17

Rajkumar Rajendram, Javed Ehtisham and Colin Forfar

in Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology

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Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199556786
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753305 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 17

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A 38-year-old African woman with no previous medical history was brought to a walk-in centre by a friend. She had a 4-week history of generalized headache, dizziness, and blurred vision. Her GP had prescribed cyclizine 2 weeks previously but this had not improved the symptoms. The nurse consultant referred the patient to the medical registrar on call when the BP was found to be 250/140 mmHg. The patient was confused (GCS 14/15) so no further history was available. Fundoscopy demonstrated bilateral retinal haemorrhages and papilloedema.

Chapter.  1681 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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