Treating acute hypertension in the hospital: a Lacuna in the guidelines.

@article{Weder2011TreatingAH,
  title={Treating acute hypertension in the hospital: a Lacuna in the guidelines.},
  author={Alan B. Weder},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={18-20}
}
Physicians treat chronic hypertension almost exclusively in ambulatory care settings according to evidence-based guidelines1 based on blood pressure (BP) measurements obtained under prescribed conditions.2 Other recommendations cover how to deal with hypertension in dialysis units2 and emergency departments,3 but none address a very commonly encountered problem: what to do about acutely elevated BP (which I refer to below in the common parlance of “acute hypertension”) in patients hospitalized… CONTINUE READING
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