Hypertensive crisis profile. Prevalence and clinical presentation.

@article{Martin2004HypertensiveCP,
  title={Hypertensive crisis profile. Prevalence and clinical presentation.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Fernando Vilela Martin and Erika Higashiama and Evandro Garcia and Murilo Rizzatti Luizon and Jos{\'e} Paulo Cipullo},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={131-6; 125-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of hypertensive crisis, related clinical findings, and the organic lesions involved. METHOD This retrospective study comprised the analysis of the medical records of symptomatic patients with an elevation in diastolic blood pressure levels > or = 120 mmHg, who sought the emergency unit of a university-affiliated hospital over 12 months. Hypertensive urgency was characterized as the symptomatic elevation of blood pressure levels with no evidence of target… CONTINUE READING

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