What are the most serious health risks associated with hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Blood pressure is a powerful determinant of risk for ischemic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage; in fact, long-standing hypertension may manifest as hemorrhagic and atheroembolic stroke or encephalopathy.


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