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Your 55-year old Caucasian male patient comes to the office for a blood pressure check. You have noticed an increasing trend over the last several years. Three years ago his systolic blood pressure was 120 mmHg. Since that time he has gained weight (BMI 40) and has been under considerable stress from work and a recent divorce. Today his blood pressure is 140/90 which is consistent with two previous readings this year. He has no clinical symptoms except for occasional tension type headaches. Of the following choices, which are true? He has not increased his cardiovascular risks due to the short time span He has increased is cardiovascular risks by two fold One would expect Kerley B lines on his chest x-ray One would expect copper wiring on his eye exam He has class 2 hypertension based on the JNC 7 guidelines



A. 1, 4, 5
B. 2, 4, 5
C. 1, 3, 5
D. 2, 4
Asked by Olivia, Last updated: Dec 30, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

2, 4 -https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/kerley_b_lines.jpg/478px-kerley_b_lines.jpgkerley lines are a sign seen on chest radiographs with interstitial pulmonary edema. they are thin linear pulmonary opacities caused by fluid or cellular infiltration into the interstitium of the lungs.they are suggestive for the diagnosis of congestive heart failure, but are also seen in various non-cardiac conditions such as pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial deposition of heavy metal...Read More
 

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