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Hypertensive Emergencies

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#EM3 - June 8, 2016 - By Rebecca Prest
"Patients who have severe hypertension alongside evidence of end organ damage are treated as hypertensive emergencies. Left untreated irreversible organ damage can occur within hours.
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Organ damage can include:
Hypertensive emergencies will usually require intravenous anti-hypertensive therapy aiming for a 25% reduction in blood pressure over 1-4 hours.
Patients with severe hypertension and retinal changes only (Accelerated hypertension) can often be managed with oral therapy such as a long acting calcium channel blocker aiming to reduce diastolic BP to 100mmHg over 24 hours."