Hypertensive Emergencies



  • Early detection of target organ failure or imminent target organ failure is important in hypertensive crisis.

  • Detailed history and clinical examination can best direct toward the requisite investigations and contribute toward proper diagnosis and management.

  • Along with BP control, treatment of the underlying cause and specific organ dysfunction are the keys for the good outcomes in hypertensive emergencies.


Acute Coronary Syndrome Mean Arterial Pressure Aortic Dissection Hypertensive Crisis HELLP Syndrome 
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Blood urea nitrogen


Computerised tomography


Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery


Chest x-ray


Diastolic blood pressure


Emergency department




Intracranial pressure


Low molecular weight heparin


Mean arterial pressure


Magnetic resonance imaging


Percutaneous coronary intervention


Pulse pressure


Subarachnoid haemorrhage


Systolic blood pressure


Unfractionated heparin


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineFortis HospitalKolkataIndia

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