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Hypertension crisis in the emergency department.
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PMID:  23102030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Hypertensive crises, which include hypertensive emergencies and urgencies, are frequently encountered in the emergency department, and require immediate attention as they can lead to irreversible end-organ damage. Normal blood pressure (BP) regulation is altered during acute rises in BP, leading to end-organ damage. Multiple organs can be injured. Special considerations should be given to hypertensive pregnant patients and patients with postoperative hypertension. Treatment should be individualized to each patient based on the type and extent of end-organ damage, degree of BP elevation, and the specific side effects that each medication could have on a patient's preexisting comorbidities.
Wallace Johnson; My-Le Nguyen; Ronak Patel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Hypertension Section, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 419 W. Redwood St, Suite 620, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. Electronic address:
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