accelerated hypertension


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accelerated hypertension

[ak′sel·ər‚ā·dəd ′hī·pər‚ten·shən]
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It has a diverse etiology, the most common cause being abrupt elevation of blood pressure from accelerated hypertension, acute renal failure or eclampsia.
The patient was diagnosed with accelerated hypertension secondary to pheochromocytoma and myocardial infarction (MI).
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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