Alternate Names : Malignant Hypertensive Arteriolar Nephrosclerosis
Malignant hypertension refers to extremely
high blood pressure that can cause injury to the eyes, heart, brain, and
kidneys. This can result in permanent damage to these organs and even death.
What is going on in the body?
Uncontrolled severe hypertension, or high
blood pressure, causes injury to the blood vessels within the kidney,
brain, heart, and eyes.
What are the causes and risks of the disease?
Many individuals have diagnosed high blood
pressure. If it is left untreated, the high blood pressure can lead to
malignant hypertension in a small percentage of these people. Malignant
hypertension is very rare in a person with no history of high blood pressure.