Management of hypertensive crises: the scientific basis for treatment decisions.

@article{Blumenfeld2001ManagementOH,
  title={Management of hypertensive crises: the scientific basis for treatment decisions.},
  author={Jon D. Blumenfeld and John H. Laragh},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 11 Pt 1},
  pages={1154-67}
}
The spectrum of disorders associated with an elevated blood pressure (BP) encompasses chronic uncomplicated hypertension and the hypertensive crises, including hypertensive urgencies and emergencies. Although these syndromes vary widely in their presentations, clinical courses, and outcomes they share pathophysiologic mechanisms and, consequently, therapeutic responses to specifically targeted antihypertensive drug types. Nevertheless, hypertensive crises are often treated with drugs which, in… CONTINUE READING

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