Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Malignant Hypertension Evaluation

The evaluation of malignant hypertension begins with a history and physical examination, with special attention to the blood pressure.

Physical findings in someone with malignant hypertension may include:

Tests are necessary to detect the complications of malignant hypertension.

Tests that may be used to evaluate malignant hypertension may include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate malignant hypertension include:

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Malignant Hypertension References
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