Recent Advances in the Treatment of Hypertensive Emergencies

Smithburger, Pamela L.; Kane-Gill, Sandra L.; Nestor, Breanne L.; SeyberT, Amy L.
October 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2010, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p24
Academic Journal
The article discusses hypertension emergencies and its treatment. It states that the clinical findings of target organ damage include hypertensive encephalopathy, intracranial hemorrhage, unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, acute left ventricular failure with pulmonary edema, aortic dissection, and eclampsia. It notes that the treatment of hypertensive emergency is based on the rapid, controlled reduction of blood pressure without the development of hypotension.


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