malignant hypertension


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malignant hypertension

[mə′līg·nənt ‚hī·pər′ten·chən]
(medicine)
A severe form of hypertension with a rapid course leading to progressive cardiac and renal vascular disease. Also known as accelerated hypertension.
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On renal biopsy of hypertensive methamphetamine users, there were vascular changes of hypertension in 12 with evidence of malignant hypertension in 6.
The management of malignant hypertension is considered a medical emergency.
However, patients presenting with clear signs of malignant hypertension, most notably the presence of papilloedema, should be referred to the nearest hospital as an emergency.
It is typically characterized by malignant hypertension, severe glomerular damage, and intravascular hemolysis.
Among the secondary disorders that can result in abrupt headache onset are subarachnoid or intraparenchymal hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, intracranial mass lesion, arterial dissection, meningoencephalitis, malignant hypertension, sinusitis, glaucoma, and venous sinus thrombosis, most of which are medical emergencies.
The complete indication and usage is: "CORLOPAM is indicated for the in-hospital, short term (up to 48 hours) management of severe hypertension when rapid, but quickly reversible, emergency reduction in blood pressure is clinically indicated, including malignant hypertension with deteriorating end-organ function.
The panel further approved the product for the treatment of severe or malignant hypertension.

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