Elevated blood pressure in urban emergency department patients.

  title={Elevated blood pressure in urban emergency department patients.},
  author={David J Karras and Jacob W. Ufberg and Katherine L. Heilpern and John J Cienki and W. K. Chiang and Marlena M. Wald and Richard A. Harrigan and David A. Wald and Philip Shayne and J Gaughan and Linda K. Kruus},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={12 9},
OBJECTIVES There has been little systematic study of emergency department (ED) patients with elevated blood pressure (BP) values. The authors sought to characterize ED patients with elevated BP values, assess presenting symptoms, and determine the prevalence of elevated BP after discharge. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study performed in four academic EDs. Adults presenting with systolic BP >or=140 mm Hg or diastolic BP >or=90 mm Hg were enrolled over a one-week equivalent period… CONTINUE READING
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