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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Indes
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Chronic and acute: It is usually an acute event in a chronically hypertensive patient or a patient with a chronic disease of the aorta like Marfan's disease. There is no ... Read More
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Variable: Hypertensive emergency can end up with hemorrhagic stroke , pulmonary edema , renal failure and other complications like possibly dissection but no ac ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: Causative...However if the aorta is dilated a hypertensive emergency in that case would contribute to dissection.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No timeline: It depends on strength of aortic wall, level and history of hypertension, and many other factors. More commonly, hypertensive emergencies lead to stro ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
End organ damage: A hypertensive emergancy is when the blood pressure goes up high enough to cause damage to an organ. It can be a bleed in to the brain or eye , a rupt ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
More than numbers: In keeping with theme of treating patients, not just numbers, we don't have a typical cutoff at which we make a diagnosis of hypertensive emergency. R ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience Neurology
Acute hypertension: The short answer is no. Acute severe hypertension may lead to a stroke, but usually does not. If there is an underlying vascular malformation or ane ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
meds?: If you had a hypertensive emergency, i'll bet you're on one or more medications to prevent another one? You're likely just not used to them yet. Give ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Clue - no conclusion: They have clues - just no answers yet. Difficult cases can take long efforts and you need to be patient and help them as things are tried by good feed ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Severe HTN: It's more accurately: severe HTN with mild symptoms. Mostly BP doesn't cause symptoms, but when it's very high (we're talking >200/>110 - someti ... Read More
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