Treatment of Hypertensive Crisis

  • H. Bergmann
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Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 185)


The term “hypertensive crisis” is a general description for a sudden major rise in arterial blood pressure in patients with normal or increased blood pressure [29]. A hypertensive crisis with systolic values above 220 mmHg and diastolic values above 130 mmHg can be classified as a hypertensive emergency situation like acute hypertensive encephalopathy, cerebral mass hemorrhage, pulmonary edema, and eclampsia [38].


Sodium Nitroprusside Volatile Anesthetic Hypertensive Crisis Left Ventricular Filling Pressure Control Hypotension 
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