Management of Hypertensive Emergency

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  1. hypertensive urgency is defined as ?
    SBP> 180 and or DBP>120, with no evidence of end organ damage
  2. Hypertensive emergency ?
    1. DBP>120 with evidence of end organ damage
  3. Evidence of end organ damage?
    • retinal hemorrhages, papilledema , hypertensive encephalopathy, stroke, malignant nephrosclerosis
    • ...
  4. hypertensive emergency labs/imaging?
    STAT: CT HEAD, chest XR, BMP, UA, CBC , this allows dx of stroke, pulmonary edema, renal impairment, and hemolysis.
  5. Hypertensice emergency what do you first?
    • 1. R/O stroke - because if stroke a sudden decrease in BP is bad
    • 2. than manage BP
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Management of Hypertensive Emergency
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