Hypertensive urgency

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Do not use this diagnosis, see asymptomatic hypertension

Background

  • Elevation in BP without acute end-organ damage

Clinical Features

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)

Differential Diagnosis

Hypertension

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

See Also

References

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