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What are complications of malignant hypertension?

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Untreated, malignant hypertension causes death. Complications of malignant hypertension also may include:

Immediate medical treatment decreases your chances for life-threatening complications.

  • Aortic dissection, which is a sudden rupture of the main blood vessel leaving the heart
  • Coma
  • Fluid in the lungs, called pulmonary edema
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Sudden kidney failure

From: Malignant Hypertension WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Understanding Blood Pressure Readings" and "Hypertensive Crisis."

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders: High Blood Pressure."

The Mount Sinai Medical Center: "Malignant Hypertension."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 8, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Understanding Blood Pressure Readings" and "Hypertensive Crisis."

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders: High Blood Pressure."

The Mount Sinai Medical Center: "Malignant Hypertension."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 8, 2017

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