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What is the significance of stage 3 hypertension?

What is the significance of stage 3 hypertension?

Worse if higher: The consensus panels that assess best management of high blood pressure have traditionally "staged" blood pressure severity, with the higher numbers, the worse it is. Stage 3 (or now 2) high blood pressure conveys high risk of cardiovascular complications (heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney damage, peripheral arterial disease). Aggressive treatment is undoubtedly required. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What is stage 3 hypertension, what are the other stages of hypertension?

What is stage 3 hypertension, what are the other stages of hypertension?

Severe hypertension: Stage 3 hypertension is a blood pressure of 180-210/110-120. Medications are extremely important to prevent any cardiovascular incidents such as heart attacks and/or strokes. There are four stages of hypertension, but this is a serious condition that needs medical follow up. ...Read more

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What is the significance of hypertension?

What is the significance of hypertension?

Very important!: Hypertension is major risk factor for stroke. It can also lead to kidney failure and congestive heart failure. Even severe hypertension may not cause any symptoms for years. Treatment is very effective but the challenge is to convince patients to take their medicines consistently to maintain good control and to visit their physicians to ensure that blood pressure remains at optimum levels. ...Read more

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What is the significance of primary hypertension?

What is the significance of primary hypertension?

No underlying cause: Primary hypertension, also called essential hypertension, means high blood pressure without a known underlying cause. It is diagnosed with two separate blood pressure readings above 140/90. Hypertension can cause damage to the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes, so it should be treated appropriately by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

Needs treatment: Either systolic or diastolic hypertension, or both, can lead to complications if not treated. It used to be thought that diastolic was worse than systolic but nowadays most experts feel that they are equally dangerous. Lack of treatment can result in damage to the heart, kidneys, and/or brain so get help even if you feel well. ...Read more

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What is the significance of essential hypertension?

What is the significance of essential hypertension?

Long Term Things: If the blood pressure is less than perhaps 200 (on the top number - systolic) then the worries are almost all long-term issues. Damage to the heart, kidneys, and brain are all to be expected with chronic high blood pressure. Damage to other organs often follows these 3. ...Read more

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What is the significance of electrical hypertension?

What is the significance of electrical hypertension?

U mean essential ?: I think you mean essential hypertension . This is high blood pressure that has not been explained by a secondary cause. These secondary causes may be from a blocked arteries to the kidneys or a tumor that secretes hormones that raise the blood pressure etc. As always regardless the cause the goal is good controll . Poor controll of blod pressure can cause damage to heart , brain, eyes , kidneys etc. ...Read more

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What is the significance of elevated hypertension?

What is the significance of elevated hypertension?

If pregnant, lots: If a woman has a history of hypertension in the past and the blood pressure suddenly increases, she needs evaluation by a specialist in hypertension and/or maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She might be developing superimposed preeclampsia which can worsen quickly placing the woman and baby at risk. Or she might not have that but may need medication change. Only expert evaluation can tell which. ...Read more

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What is the significance of isolated hypertension?

Very significant: Hypertension - under any other name - is still hypertension - deal with it wisely. ...Read more

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What is the significance of transient hypertension?

What is the significance of transient hypertension?

May be normal: If the elevated blood pressure is truly transient, it may just be "white coat hypertension", induced by anxiety or stress. Although not entirely benign, it is certainly less serious than persistent high blood pressure. Home BP measurements with a calibrated BP device, or better, ambulatory 24 hour BP monitoring, can sort it out. Night time bps, if elevated, may convey greater risk. ...Read more

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What is the significance of labile hypertension?

What is the significance of labile hypertension?

Tough to treat: Labile hypertension would loosely be defined as blood pressure which is highly variable, going very high very quickly and down with the same speed. This can be dangerous because if a blood pressure is used to treat the peaks of blood pressure, the valleys can become to deep and cause symptomatic low bp. Working closely with a doctor (primary and or cardiologist) is key in such cases. ...Read more

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What is the significance of hydro elastoma of the mitral valve?

What is the significance of hydro elastoma of the mitral valve?

Rupture?: The hydro elastoma is a filament that is attached to the mitral valve and other structures of the left heart that has the potential to rupture and embolize, meaning that remnants and particles of it could move through the blood stream potentially block flow. ...Read more

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What is the significance of congestive heart failure in the medical history?

What is the significance of congestive heart failure in the medical history?

Incr mortality: Congestive heart failure suggests either prior infection/inflammation, valvular dysfunction, or coronary artery disease (most common). Regardless, CHF is associated with increase mortality compared to similar person w/o condition. It also has a profoundly negative impact on quality of life. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-failure/ds00061. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of left heart failure and essential mailignant hypertension?

What is the meaning of left heart failure and essential mailignant hypertension?

Heart failure : The heart consists of four chambers, left and right atriums, left and right ventricles. Left heart failure means the left ventricle fails to work, meaning failure to pump out the blood flow to meet the body demanding. It can be caused by cardiomyopathy, severe aortic stenosis or severe mitral valve regurgitation, etc. Essential HTN is opposite to secondary htn.That means no cause found now. ...Read more

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What is the exact function of the renal artery?

What is the exact function of the renal artery?

Blood to kidneys: The primary job of the renal arteries is to supply blood (oxygen, nutrients) to the kidneys from the heart. They branch directly from the aorta. ...Read more

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What is the significance of cardiomegaly with pulmonary congestive changes?

What is the significance of cardiomegaly with pulmonary congestive changes?

Concerned: Sounds like symptoms of a failing heart.Are 20? Do you have congenital heart disease? The possibility of viral myocarditis at this time of also exists.Whatever your age i hope you are under a doctors care. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of porphyria?

What is the prognosis of porphyria?

Very challenging: Porphyrias are life-long diseases with symptoms that come and go. Some forms of the disease cause more symptoms than others. Proper treatment and avoidance of triggers can help prolong the time between attacks. But attacks are quite painful and can be fatal. Life is a real struggle for someone with porphyria but it is possible to even do great things - some historical figures have suffered it. ...Read more