Cardiovascular Pathology: CNS: Hypertension: Cerebral haemorrhage: Ventricular hypertrophy

01 July 2011
Presented by Sebastian Lucas


Effects of hypertension


An autopsy specimen from a 52 year old female who was admitted in May 1981 with right sided hemiplegia. At the time of admission her blood pressure was 250/150. She deteriorated rapidly and died 4 days after admission. At postmortem she was found to have a large heart weighing 800g (expected weight 275-300g).


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