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Who's at risk for malignant hypertension?

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Malignant hypertension is rare. About 1% of people who have a history of high blood pressure develop this life-threatening condition.

You're at greater risk if you're a man, African-American, or someone of lower economic status. Poor access to health care increases the risk.

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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