Hypertensive Crisis

@article{Rodriguez2010HypertensiveC,
  title={Hypertensive Crisis},
  author={M. A. Rodriguez and S. Kumar and M. De Caro},
  journal={Cardiology in Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={102-107}
}
  • M. A. Rodriguez, S. Kumar, M. De Caro
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Cardiology in Review
  • Hypertension is a common chronic medical condition affecting over 65 million Americans. Uncontrolled hypertension can progress to a hypertensive crisis defined as a systolic blood pressure >180 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure >120 mm Hg. Hypertensive crisis can be further classified as a hypertensive urgency or hypertensive emergency depending on end-organ involvement including cardiac, renal, and neurologic injury. The prompt recognition of a hypertensive emergency with the appropriate… CONTINUE READING

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