Hypertensive Emergencies

  title={Hypertensive Emergencies},
  author={Meryem Tuncel and Venkata S. Ram},
  journal={American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs},
  • M. TuncelV. Ram
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs
Although systemic hypertension is a common clinical disorder, hypertensive emergencies are unusual in clinical practice. Situations that qualify as hypertensive emergencies include accelerated or malignant hypertension, hypertensive encephalopathy, acute left ventricular failure, acute aortic dissection, pheochromocytoma crisis, interaction between tyramine-containing foods or drugs and monoamine oxidase inhibitors, eclampsia, drug-induced hypertension and possibly intracranial hemorrhage. It… 

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