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Malignant hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  647566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Malignant or accelerated hypertension is a life-threatening disease whose complications may be prevented by rapid reduction of the blood pressure. Diazoxide is presently regarded as the preferred therapeutic agent, but drugs such as trimethaphan, sodium nitroprusside, phenoxybenzamine and hydralazine may be useful in particular situations. Treatment is best carried out in an intensive care unit, where appropriate monitoring and study of the patient can be done. Since the introduction of antihypertensive agents the life expectancy of these patients, even those with renal insufficiency, has increased.
Authors:
E Z Rabin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1978 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-07-24     Completed Date:  1978-07-24     Revised Date:  2013-06-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  941-2, 944     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Humans
Hypertension, Malignant* / diagnosis,  drug therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents
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