malignant hypertension

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Related to accelerated hypertension: essential hypertension, malignant hypertension
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Noun1.malignant hypertension - severe hypertension that runs a rapid course and damages the inner linings of the blood vessels and the heart and spleen and kidneys and brainmalignant hypertension - severe hypertension that runs a rapid course and damages the inner linings of the blood vessels and the heart and spleen and kidneys and brain; "malignant hypertension is the most lethal form of hypertension"
high blood pressure, hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
portal hypertension - increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins
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During hospital stay after 1 week she became anuric, developed accelerated hypertension and LVF and respiratory distress.
Patients with suspicious symptoms, signs, and laboratory examinations were suggested for further evaluation of secondary causes of hypertension, with particular attention given to the following: the age < 30 years at onset of hypertension, resistant hypertension, severe hypertension or hypertensive emergencies, sudden increase of BP in a previously stable patient, accelerated hypertension, severe target organ damage not matched for the duration of high BP, hypertension with adrenal incidentaloma, exaggerated diurnal sleepiness, nocturnal snoring, paroxysmal hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, increased serum creatinine, hypokalemia, an abdominal bruit, particularly when diastolic, differences of >1.5 cm in the length between the two kidneys via renal ultrasound, and so forth [8].

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