Management of Hypertensive Emergencies
Severe, symptomatic hypertension occurs infrequently in childhood but when present often signifies a life-threatening emergency. The clinician needs to approach this situation with a sense of urgency to reduce blood pressure (BP) and limit end-organ damage while avoiding overly aggressive therapy, which may also lead to ischemia and further injury. This chapter discusses the causes, pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of severe hypertension.
KeywordsHypertensive Emergencies Hypertensive urgencies Severe hypertension Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome Cerebral autoregulation
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