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Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies 

Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies

Chapter:
Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies
Author(s):

Gregory Y.H. Lip

and D. Gareth Beevers

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.161705_update_002

Update:

Discussion of CATIS trial, which randomized patients with acute ischaemic stroke to receive antihypertensive treatment or have such treatment withdrawn during hospitalization.

Updated on 27 Nov 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 June 2017

Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies occur most commonly in patients with previous hypertension, especially if inadequately managed. About 40% of cases have an underlying cause, most commonly renovascular disease, primary renal diseases, phaeochromocytoma, and connective tissue disorders. Hypertensive emergencies occur when severely elevated or sudden marked increase in blood pressure is associated with acute end-organ damage....

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