Which conditions are associated with a widened pulse pressure?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, JD, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Physical examination findings suggesting a widened pulse pressure may also be seen in other conditions of hyperdynamic circulation, including the following:

  • Thyrotoxicosis

  • Severe anemia

  • Pregnancy

  • Thiamine deficiency (wet beriberi)

  • Arteriovenous fistula - Such as patent ductus arteriosus or peripheral arteriovenous malformations

  • Volume depletion

  • Sympathetic overdrive


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