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Hypertensive Urgency

Hypertensive Urgency is a situation in which the BP is markedly elevated, but without any evidence of end organ damage. In this condition the control of the elevated BP can be done gradually.
Hypertensive urgency
  • Markedly elevated blood pressure without target organ damage
  • Systolic BP > 220 mm Hg or diastolic BP > 120 mm Hg without symptoms
Hypertensive urgencies management
Partial reduction of blood pressure is the goal
Oral drug therapy (Clonidine, Nifedipine ,Captopril) is often enough.