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What imaging tests will a doctor use to check for malignant hypertension?

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Your doctor will also ask for imaging tests to check for malignant hypertension, including:

  • Echocardiogram to check heart function and blood flow through your heart
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) to check your heart’s electrical function
  • Chest X-ray to look at the shape and size of the heart structures and to check for fluid in the lungs
  • Other imaging tests to check your kidneys and their arteries

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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