Pheochromocytoma has an incidence of 2 to 8 cases per million persons annually,6 7 which constitutes a curable form of hypertension in 0.1% to 1% of hypertensive patients,8 and as many as 800 persons may die annually in this country from associated complications.9 Of patients with pheochromocytomas discovered only at the time of autopsy, 75% died suddenly from either myocardial infarction or a cerebrovascular catastrophe. Moreover, one third of the sudden deaths occurred during or immediately after unrelated minor operations.10

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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