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Treatment of hypertension in emergent and urgent cases. Part I. Hypertensive urgencies

Agnieszka Węgrzyn, Radosław Targoński, Jerzy Bellwon, Wojciech Sobiczewski, Wiesław Puchalski, Andrzej Rynkiewicz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2004;8(2):133-138.

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Vol 8, No 2 (2004)
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Published online: 2004-04-06

Abstract

Treatment of hypertensive emergencies and urgencies depends on severity of complications such as target organ dysfunction. Early triage of patients with elevated blood pressure is critical to assure the best therapy. History, physical examination with selected laboratory studies can ascertain clinical status and degree of target organ dysfunction.
Hypertensive urgencies are severe elevations in blood pressure without evidence of acute or rapidly progressive target organ damage. High blood pressure alone in the absence of symptoms of progressive target organ dysfunction rarely requires emergency therapy. Usually it can be managed by orally administered drugs with appropriate follow-up.

Abstract

Treatment of hypertensive emergencies and urgencies depends on severity of complications such as target organ dysfunction. Early triage of patients with elevated blood pressure is critical to assure the best therapy. History, physical examination with selected laboratory studies can ascertain clinical status and degree of target organ dysfunction.
Hypertensive urgencies are severe elevations in blood pressure without evidence of acute or rapidly progressive target organ damage. High blood pressure alone in the absence of symptoms of progressive target organ dysfunction rarely requires emergency therapy. Usually it can be managed by orally administered drugs with appropriate follow-up.
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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 I. Hypertensive urgencies

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 8, No 2 (2004)

Pages

133-138

Published online

2004-04-06

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2004;8(2):133-138.

Keywords

severe hypertension
hypertensive emergencies
hypertensive urgencies

Authors

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

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