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What are symptoms of hypertensive emergency?

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Symptoms of a hypertensive emergency include:

  • Headache or blurred vision
  • Increasing confusion
  • Seizure
  • Increasing chest pain
  • Increasing shortness of breath
  • Swelling or edema (fluid buildup in the tissues)

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

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