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What organ damages are associated with hypertensive emergency?

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Organ damage associated with hypertensive emergency may include:

  • Changes in mental status, such as confusion
  • Bleeding into the brain (stroke)
  • Heart failure
  • Chest pain (unstable angina)
  • Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)
  • Heart attack
  • Aneurysm (aortic dissection)
  • Eclampsia (happens during pregnancy)

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2019

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