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Hypertensive crisis: pathophysiology, treatment and handling of complications.
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PMID:  9475479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertensive crisis is a potentially life-threatening complication of nearly all forms of hypertension. Vascular damage causing end-organ failure and direct complications such as intracerebral hemorrhage determine the outcome of hypertensive crisis. In the case of apparent end-organ damage immediate and effective lowering of blood pressure is necessary. In addition to drugs used traditionally in hypertensive crisis, a number of alternative antihypertensives such as urapidil or enalaprilat have been recently introduced for treatment of hypertensive crisis.
M Tepel; W Zidek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kidney international. Supplement     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0098-6577     ISO Abbreviation:  Kidney Int. Suppl.     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-01     Completed Date:  1998-04-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508622     Medline TA:  Kidney Int Suppl     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S2-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universitätsklinik Marienhospital, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Herne, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure / physiology
Hypertension / complications,  drug therapy*,  physiopathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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