One week post op (cervical disc removal C5-7 with fusion), I experienced a hypertensive crisis and six months later all but the tachycardia (resting heart rate over 100) is resolved. My team of specialists (cardio/endo/NIH pheo) has found the cause. Beta blockers keep my 48 heart in check -- is it time to just chalk it up to the great unknown?
It may be that your hypertension was simply revealed because of the surgery, i.e. that you have had it for a long time but didn't know it. Some people can have dys-autonomia, where they develop dizziness from trauma to the paraspinous cervical ganglions where the sympathetic nervous system runs, but this would not usually cause hypertension.I don't know your age, because depending on this essential ( of unknown cause) hypertension may be the most common cause of hypertension, but if you are very young then secondary causes are most prevalent. I also don't know what test have been run, and what conditions have been excluded. You may have coarctation of the aorta, pheochromocytoma, aldosterone producing tumor ( Cohn's syndrome), or a variety of other inherited and acquired causes.
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