malignant hypertension

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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

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4-6) Presumably, PRES observed in AIP is secondary to the accelerated hypertension that may be observed as part of the autonomic hyperactivity of AIP.
It has a diverse etiology, the most common cause being abrupt elevation of blood pressure from accelerated hypertension, acute renal failure or eclampsia.
Still, they are contraindicated in patients who have had a myocardial infarction within the past 2 weeks, those with serious arrhythmia, serious or worsening angina pectoris, or accelerated hypertension.
These included abdominal or flank bruit, refractory hypertension (blood pressure > 160/95 mm Hg while receiving three or more medications), accelerated hypertension (increase in blood pressure of > 15% in 6 months), severe hypertension (diastolic blood pressure > 115 mm Hg or high-grade retinopathy), recent-onset (within the last 2 years) hypertension, and onset of hypertension before age 25 or after age 45.
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