Re: Pulse Pressure 60 to 65 - Why?
[QUOTE=Inquisitive1too;4991569]What might cause an "elevated sympathetic nervous system outflow" that isn't a result of anxiety or exercise?
Well, this is commonly occurring in essential hypertension. It is one of many abnormalities evident. If you indeed have essential hypertension, I think that there is currently no answer as to why this occurs.
As far as vascular compliance, yes there is a test that some dr. have the capability to do, its done in the office. Ive forgotten the name of the product used to do this testing. It is more informational than anything right now, because the results do not change the management of the high blood pressure.
So, since it sounds like you have been to the doctors over the years, I presume that you have been worked up for hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, renal artery stenosis, coarctation of the aorta (ruled out because you state you had an echocardiogram)?? You have normal kidney function? Thyroid is normal?