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What is the significance of elevated hypertension?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Simply put, hypertension-which means elevated blood pressure- can cause symptoms in and of itself in some patients.
( headache, blurry vision, bloody nose, etc. ) more concerning, it increases the risk for a vascular event( like stroke or heart attack). In extreme cases, what physicians refer to as hypertensive emergency, acute end organ damage can occur such as kidney failure or aneurysm.

In brief: See below

Simply put, hypertension-which means elevated blood pressure- can cause symptoms in and of itself in some patients.
( headache, blurry vision, bloody nose, etc. ) more concerning, it increases the risk for a vascular event( like stroke or heart attack). In extreme cases, what physicians refer to as hypertensive emergency, acute end organ damage can occur such as kidney failure or aneurysm.
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Dr. Christopher Lynch
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hypertension

Elevated hypertension is redundant :-) hypertension is elevated blood pressure.
If untreated, hypertension leads to a wide array of complications such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, kidney failure leading to dialysis and loss of limb to name some.

In brief: Hypertension

Elevated hypertension is redundant :-) hypertension is elevated blood pressure.
If untreated, hypertension leads to a wide array of complications such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, kidney failure leading to dialysis and loss of limb to name some.
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
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