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What happens when a persons BP reaches over 230 ?

I forget what the number is called, but I mean the first one, like 230/150 or something to that effect. I would think a seizure is possible, but am unaware of the consequences. Thank you for your concern, but it is not me that suffers from it. I have a relative that has been on medication for high blood pressure for a long time and still has extremely high numbers almost everyday. Honestly, I do not understand how he is still standing.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Hypertensive urgency is what it is called when someones blood pressure is acutely out of control. The consequence of this is a hypertensive emergency, which indicates target organ damage. There can be damage to the heart, brain, eyes and/or kidney.
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