Hypertensive crises.

P M Da Silva, J D Martins, F L Nobre

Abstract


The goal of the accurate treatment of an hypertensive crisis is to reduce the critically elevated blood pressure to a safer level, in an hemodynamic point of view, although not necessarily normal. The authors stress that a prompt and correct diagnosis in distinguishing hypertensive emergencies from urgencies, in understanding its pathophysiology and the knowledge of available drugs is essential for a successful management.

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