Malignant hypertension: Introduction
Malignant hypertension: Malignant hypertension is a condition characterized by very high blood pressure and swelling of the optic nerve. This type of hypertension is more common in people with kidney problems such as narrowed kidney blood vessels. The condition is a medical emergency which can cause organ damage if not treated promptly.
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causes, and treatments of Malignant hypertension is available below.
Symptoms of Malignant hypertension
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Treatments for Malignant hypertension
- Prompt medical treatment (within minutes to hours) with blood pressure-reducing medication is essential
- Treatment of any underlying conditions
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Malignant hypertension: Complications
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Causes of Malignant hypertension
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Disease Topics Related To Malignant hypertension
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Malignant hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Malignant hypertension
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there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for people to die...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
Some of the conditions which...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,
whereas there are various...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment...read more »
Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis
of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension,
is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients.
Exertional...read more »
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Malignant hypertension: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Malignant hypertension
Prognosis for Malignant hypertension:
The prognosis depends on how soon treatment is delivered after the onset of the condition. Prompt treatment can limit or prevent complications such as organ damage due to the high blood pressure.
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Definitions of Malignant hypertension:
A condition of markedly elevated BLOOD PRESSURE with DIASTOLIC PRESSURE usually greater than 120 mm Hg. Malignant hypertension is characterized by widespread vascular damage, PAPILLEDEMA, retinopathy, HYPERTENSIVE ENCEPHALOPATHY, and renal dysfunction.
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