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4%) of the patients were hypertensive, with evidence of malignant hypertension (defined by grade 3 or 4 hypertensive retinopathy and/or evidence on renal biopsy) in 21 (44.
Grades 1 and 2 arc chronic whereas grades 3 and 4 indicate acute retinal vascular decompensation and are seen in malignant hypertension (see later).
8) Despite the advances that occurred with the availability of reserpine, veratum derivatives, ganglionic blocking agents, hydralazine, thiocyanates, and monamine oxidase inhibitors in the 1950s, which were able to lower BP and reverse the changes of malignant hypertension, the adverse effects that were often seen, especially when these BP-lowering agents were used in combination, limited the effective control of hypertension.
There have been many reports of malignant hypertension among patients on [beta]-blockers who are given epinephrine, but these have involved massive quantities of epinephrine.
Inversine is currently marketed for the management of moderately severe to severe essential hypertension and in uncomplicated cases of malignant hypertension.
Malignant hypertension occurs when there is a rapid and severe elevation of blood pressure with a systolic component greater than 200 mmHg.
The renal histopathology of essential malignant hypertension in black South Africans.

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