Hypertension (main)

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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.