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Hypertensive Emergencies

  • Aimee Wendelsdorf
  • Brian T. WessmanEmail author
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Abstract

Hypertensive complications are the result of acute and rapid elevations in blood pressure. These emergent issues include hypertensive crisis, hypertensive urgency/emergency, aortic dissection, hypertensive encephalopathy, and flash pulmonary edema. They may develop from a number of different etiologies and manifest across a variety of different organ systems causing both a diagnostic and a management challenge for the treating emergency medicine physician. This chapter will delineate some basic hypertensive complications and review management strategies.

Keywords

Hypertension Hypertensive crisis Hypertensive urgency Hypertensive emergency Aortic dissection Hypertensive encephalopathy Flash pulmonary edema 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emergency Medicine and Critical Care MedicinePresbyterian HospitalAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Divisions of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency MedicineWashington University in Saint Louis, School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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