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Benign vs malignant hypertension

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    Can someone please explain to me the difference between benign and malignant hypertension?

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    Malignant hypertension is a complication of hypertension characterized by very elevated blood pressure, and organ damage in the eyes, brain, heart and/or kidneys. Benign hypertension is a condition of mild to moderate hypertension. It may be progressing at a very slow pace, and so any damage being caused may take many years to develop.

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