Acute hypertensive crises in children: emergencies and urgencies.

  title={Acute hypertensive crises in children: emergencies and urgencies.},
  author={Barbara A. Fivush and Alicia M. Neu and Susan L. Furth},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={9 3},
Hypertensive crises result from acute elevations in blood pressure. Although uncommon in children, they can be life-threatening and require immediate recognition and treatment to decrease morbidity. The diagnosis is made following complete history and physical assessment, with confirmation of blood pressure elevation using an appropriate-size blood pressure cuff. There are various options for treatment. Some of the more commonly used agents include nitroprusside, diazoxide, hydralazine… CONTINUE READING

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