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Treatment of hypertension in emergent and urgent cases. Part II. Hypertensive emergencies

Agnieszka Węgrzyn, Jerzy Bellwon, Radosław Targoński, Wojciech Sobiczewski, Wiesław Puchalski, Andrzej Rynkiewicz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2004;8(3):197-204.

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Vol 8, No 3 (2004)
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Published online: 2004-06-04

Abstract

Severe elevations of blood pressure are classified as "hypertensive emergencies" in the presence of acute or ongoing end-organ damage or as "hypertensive urgencies" in the absence of target-organ involvement. Distinguishing hypertensive emergencies from urgencies is important in formulating the therapeutic plan. Treatment of hypertensive emergency calls for reduction in blood pressure over minutes to hours with intravenous medications. Overly-agressive blood pressure reduction is associated with poor outcomes, especially in the setting of an acute cerebrovascular event.

Abstract

Severe elevations of blood pressure are classified as "hypertensive emergencies" in the presence of acute or ongoing end-organ damage or as "hypertensive urgencies" in the absence of target-organ involvement. Distinguishing hypertensive emergencies from urgencies is important in formulating the therapeutic plan. Treatment of hypertensive emergency calls for reduction in blood pressure over minutes to hours with intravenous medications. Overly-agressive blood pressure reduction is associated with poor outcomes, especially in the setting of an acute cerebrovascular event.
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Keywords

severe hypertension; hypertensive emergencies; hypertensive urgencies

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Title

Treatment of hypertension in emergent and urgent cases. Part II. Hypertensive emergencies

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 8, No 3 (2004)

Pages

197-204

Published online

2004-06-04

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2004;8(3):197-204.

Keywords

severe hypertension
hypertensive emergencies
hypertensive urgencies

Authors

Agnieszka Węgrzyn
Jerzy Bellwon
Radosław Targoński
Wojciech Sobiczewski
Wiesław Puchalski
Andrzej Rynkiewicz

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