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La presión arterial elevada por lo general no causa síntomas, y ésta es la razón por la cual permanece sin ser diagnosticada si no se revisa. Sus órganos y tejidos se pueden dañar por la presión arterial elevada sin percibir algún síntoma.

En ocasiones, si la presión arterial alcanza niveles extremos, usted podría experimentar los siguientes síntomas:

  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Visión borrosa o doble
  • Dolor abdominal
  • Dolor en el pecho
  • Falta de aliento
  • Mareos

Referencias:

American Heart Association website. Disponible en: http://www.americanheart.org .

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Disponible en: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .



Last reviewed septiembre 2012 by Michael J. Fucci, DO

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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