Malignant Hypertension | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Complications of malignant hypertension

Malignant hypertension may end with death if the proper intervention doesn’t occur immediately due to the following life-threatening complications:

  1. Heart attacks and heart failure
  2. Stroke
  3. Sudden rupture of the aorta, which is the main artery in the body (aortic dissection)
  4. Pulmonary edema (fluids in the lungs)
  5. Renal failure
  6. Coma

Immediate blood pressure control reduces the risk of these complications.