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HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS
Hypertensive emergency is having severely elevated blood pressure (>180-220 mmHg/120-130 mmHg) that is complicated by progressive target end-organ damage of the central nervous system, heart, kidneys, or the gravid uterus.
There is no definite blood pressure threshold for the diagnosis of hypertensive emergency.
Most target end-organ damage happen with diastolic blood pressure of ≥130 mmHg.
Hypertensive urgency refers to patients with severely elevated blood pressure (>180/110-120 mmHg) but with little or no evidence of acute end-organ damage.
The clinical differentiation between hypertensive emergencies and urgencies is dependent on the presence of target end-organ damage rather than the level of blood pressure.

Hypertensive Crisis Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: HTN. Adjunct to digitalis &/or diuretic therapy in CHF.

Indication: HTN; angina pectoris; MI. Disturbances of cardiac rhythm including supraventricular tachycardia. Functional he...

Dosage: Essential HTN Initially 10-20 mg daily. Maintenance: 20 mg once daily. Max: 40 mg daily. Renovascular HTN Init

Indication: Angina pectoris, CHF.

Indication: CHD; chronic stable angina pectoris; HTN.

Indication: Chronic stable angina pectoris; HTN.

Indication: Treatment & prophylaxis of angina pectoris & treatment of variant angina.

Indication: Severe HTN in pregnancy. Hypotensive anaesth. Hypertensive episodes following acute MI.

Dosage: HTN 100-400 mg as single or bd dose. Angina pectoris 50-100 mg bd-tds. Cardiac arrhythmias 50 mg bd-tds up to

Indication: All grades of essential HTN. Renovascular HTN. All degrees of heart failure. Prevention of symptomatic heart f...

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