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Vasodilatory Edema Secondary to Antihypertensive Therapy

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with vasodilatory peripheral edema associated with antihypertensive drug therapy.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

I10-I15, T46.7

Description:

A vasodilatory antihypertensive drug lowers blood pressure by reducing systemic vascular resistance. Some patients treated with these agents may develop dependent edema.

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