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:
- Heart attacks and heart failure
- Sudden rupture of the aorta, which is the main artery in the body (aortic dissection)
- Pulmonary edema (fluids in the lungs)
- Renal failure
Immediate blood pressure control reduces the risk of these complications.