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Malignant high blood pressure (malignant hypertension) is
very high blood pressure that comes on suddenly and is an emergency. If not treated, it can damage the brain, heart, eyes, or
Quick-acting medicines are used to
lower blood pressure.
The cause may be unknown. Or
the problem may be caused by medicine or another condition. Symptoms include numbness, blurry vision, chest pain, and confusion.
problem is also called hypertensive crisis or hypertensive
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
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