Do I Need to Take MRI Test if I Have High Blood Pressure for now?

Q: My blood pressure is 160/100mmHg for now. Do I have to take MRI test to check it?

A: You will need to take medication regularly, and change into a healthy lifestyle. MRI isn’t a routine procedure for anyone with hypertension. It’s used to diagnose the causes of secondary hypertension, for example. Or it’s used to spot organ damages in malignant hypertension. Recently it’s reported to be used to spot brain nerve fiber damage in hypertension patients to predict dementia. However, this is not the standard MRI, but an advanced DTI scan. 


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