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ICU Protocols pp 195-201 | Cite as

Hypertensive Urgencies and Emergencies

  • Simran Singh
  • Chandrashekhar K. Ponde
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Abstract

Severe hypertensive crisis is occasionally seen in the ICU. Proper triaging, monitoring, and a balanced approach to lowering blood pressure are mandatory in these situations as overzealous reduction in pressure may lead to organ underperfusion, and undertreatment will lead to vital organ damage.

Keywords

Aortic Dissection Sodium Nitroprusside Severe Hypertension Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Acute Aortic Dissection 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine & Intensive CareP.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyP.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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