Hypertension and nephrology

[Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies]

FARSANG Csaba

FEBRUARY 10, 2016

Hypertension and nephrology - 2016;20(01)

[Prompt recognition and evaluation of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies can substantially decrease definitive target organ damage and mortality. Most frequent cause of sudden increase in blood pressure is stopping antihypertensive treatment. In hypertensive crises quickly acting parenteral drugs are of choice, while in urgencies orally administered ones might be sufficient. Cerebral and coronary hypoperfusion should be avoided therefore blood pressure must be decreased gradually.]

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