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How bad of a hypertensive emergency, if untreated, would cause aortic dissection?

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Dr. Jeffrey Indes
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 marfans disease.
There is no absolute number but the higher the blood pressure multiplied by the time the blood pressure is elevated isthe most important parameter.

In brief: 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 marfans disease.
There is no absolute number but the higher the blood pressure multiplied by the time the blood pressure is elevated isthe most important parameter.
Dr. Jeffrey Indes
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Hypertensive emergency can end up with hemorrhagic stroke , pulmonary edema , renal failure and other complications like possibly dissection but no accurate percentage can anyone predict.

In brief: Variable

Hypertensive emergency can end up with hemorrhagic stroke , pulmonary edema , renal failure and other complications like possibly dissection but no accurate percentage can anyone predict.
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