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What is Malignant hypertension?

What is Malignant hypertension?

  • 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.
  • 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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Malignant hypertension: Introduction

Types of Malignant hypertension:

Broader types of Malignant hypertension:

How serious is Malignant hypertension?

Prognosis of 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.
Complications of Malignant hypertension: see complications of Malignant hypertension

What causes Malignant hypertension?

Causes of Malignant hypertension: see causes of Malignant hypertension
Risk factors for Malignant hypertension: see risk factors for Malignant hypertension

What are the symptoms of Malignant hypertension?

Symptoms of Malignant hypertension: see symptoms of Malignant hypertension

Complications of Malignant hypertension: see complications of Malignant hypertension

Malignant hypertension: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Malignant hypertension.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Malignant hypertension.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Malignant hypertension: Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Malignant hypertension.
Treatments for Malignant hypertension: see treatments for Malignant hypertension
Research for Malignant hypertension: see research for Malignant hypertension

Name and Aliases of Malignant hypertension

Main name of condition: Malignant hypertension

Other names or spellings for Malignant hypertension:

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Malignant hypertension: Related Conditions

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