Document Detail

Malignant hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  647566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
E Z Rabin
Related Documents :
10513276 - Trends in the prevalence and treatment of hypertension in halifax county from 1985 to 1...
55786 - Efficacy of antihypertensive drugs.
1839356 - The treatment of hypertension: new lamps for old?
20031846 - Does reducing physician uncertainty improve hypertension control?: rationale and methods.
15321496 - Influence of maternal position during epidural labor analgesia.
11029016 - The use of clonidine in the management of autonomic overactivity in neuroleptic maligna...
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    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Hypertension, Malignant* / diagnosis,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Strongyloides stercoralis.
Next Document:  Improving physician performance by continuing medical education.