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Malignant Hypertension

Alternate Names : Malignant Hypertensive Arteriolar Nephrosclerosis

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

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.


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Malignant Hypertension: Symptoms & Signs

Author: Eric Berlin, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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