Management of hypertensive crises.

  title={Management of hypertensive crises.},
  author={Carlos A Feldstein},
  journal={American journal of therapeutics},
  volume={14 2},
Hypertensive emergencies are life-threatening conditions because their course is complicated with acute target organ damage. They can present with neurological, renal, cardiovascular, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and obstetric complications. After diagnosis, they require the immediate reduction of blood pressure (in <1 hour) with intravenous drugs such as sodium nitroprusside, administered in an intensive care unit. These patients present with a mean arterial pressure >140 mm Hg and grade… CONTINUE READING


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