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Malignant Hypertension - Does It Still Exist?

Andrzej Januszewicz, Aleksander Prejbisz, Tomasz Dobrucki
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2003;7(2):115-119.

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Vol 7, No 2 (2003)
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Published online: 2003-03-24

Abstract

Malignant hypertension is an extremely severe form of hypertension in which intense vasoconstriction occurs as a result of association mechanisms, including an increase in vasoconstrictors, a decrease in vasodilators, and increased activity of the sympathetic nervous and renin angiotensin aldosteron systems and is associated with endothelium dysfunction. Malignant hypertension is rapidly fatal unless antihypertensive treatment is instituted. It has been reported that malignant hypertension has become a rare condition with an improved prognosis since the advent of effective antihypertensive therapy.

Abstract

Malignant hypertension is an extremely severe form of hypertension in which intense vasoconstriction occurs as a result of association mechanisms, including an increase in vasoconstrictors, a decrease in vasodilators, and increased activity of the sympathetic nervous and renin angiotensin aldosteron systems and is associated with endothelium dysfunction. Malignant hypertension is rapidly fatal unless antihypertensive treatment is instituted. It has been reported that malignant hypertension has become a rare condition with an improved prognosis since the advent of effective antihypertensive therapy.
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Keywords

malignant hypertension; target organ damage; endothelium; renin-angiotensin-aldosteron system

About this article
Title

Malignant Hypertension - Does It Still Exist?

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 7, No 2 (2003)

Pages

115-119

Published online

2003-03-24

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2003;7(2):115-119.

Keywords

malignant hypertension
target organ damage
endothelium
renin-angiotensin-aldosteron system

Authors

Andrzej Januszewicz
Aleksander Prejbisz
Tomasz Dobrucki

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