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Malignant hypertension

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Malignant hypertension is available below.

Symptoms of Malignant hypertension

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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Hospitals & Clinics: Malignant hypertension

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Malignant hypertension: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Malignant hypertension

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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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Malignant hypertension: Broader Related Topics

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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. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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