Hypertensive crisis: hypertensive emergencies and urgencies.

  title={Hypertensive crisis: hypertensive emergencies and urgencies.},
  author={Monica Aggarwal and Ijaz Ahmad Khan},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  volume={24 1},
Hypertensive crisis is a serious condition that is associated with end-organ damage or may result in end-organ damage if left untreated. Causes of acute rises in blood pressure include medications,noncompliance, and poorly controlled chronic hypertension. Treatment of a hypertensive crisis should be tailored to each individual based on the extent of end-organ injury and comorbid conditions. Prompt and rapid reduction of blood pressure under continuous surveillance is essential in patients who… CONTINUE READING