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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is malignant hypertension?

Malignant hypertension is extremely high blood pressure with evidence that it is causing organ damage. High blood pressure is a medical emergency if there is reason to believe organ damage is occurring. Causes include not taking blood pressure medications, blood vessel disease, kidney disease, spinal cord injuries, adrenal gland tumors, certain medications like birth control pills and illegal drugs abuse, such as cocaine.

Symptoms of malignant hypertension

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Similar chest pain to the previous heart attack

  • Losing consciousness

  • Fatigue

  • Chest tightness

Questions your doctor may ask to check for malignant hypertension

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose malignant hypertension

  • Are you feeling dizzy right now?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have same type of chest pain as your previous heart attack?

  • Have you currently regained consciousness after temporarily losing consciousness?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

Treatment for malignant hypertension

Immediate evaluation in a hospital to investigate if there is organ damage is suggested--especially if high blood pressure numbers accompany headache, vision problems, arm or leg weakness/numbness, and chest pain or difficulty breathing. Treatment in those circumstances may involve injected and oral medications to quickly lower the blood pressure.

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References

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