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*Most hypertension is asymptomatic
 
*Most hypertension is asymptomatic
*End organ damage may result in [[chest pain]], [[altered mental status]], blurred vision or signs of [[kidney failure]]
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*End organ damage may result in [[chest pain]], [[altered mental status]], blurred vision or signs of [[acute kidney failure]]
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 11:38, 4 December 2016

Background

Categorization of Hypertension[1]

^Many emergency physicians do not use the diagnosis of "hypertensive urgency," but utilize instead only hypertensive emergency (signs of end organ dysfunction) or asymptomatic hypertension (all others)

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Hypertension

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

  • Hypertensive emergency --> admission
  • Otherwise, normally discharged home with a follow up appointment with the primary care physician

References

  1. Levy PD. Hypertensive Emergencies — On the Cutting Edge. EMCREG - International. 2011. 19-26.