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Hipertensive emergency

Martín Rosas, Gustavo Pastelín, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Jesús Martínez-Reding, Catalina Lomelí, Celso Mendoza-González, José Antonio Lorenzo, Arturo Méndez, Martha Franco, Laura Gabriela Sánchez-Lozada, Juan Verdejo, Noé Sánchez, Rocío Ruiz, Sergio Mario Férez-Santander, Fause Attie
The multidisciplinary Institutional Committee of experts in Systemic Arterial Hypertension from the National Institute of Cardiology "Ignacio Chávez" presents its update (2008) of "Guidelines and Recommendations" for the early detection, control, treatment and prevention of Hypertension. The boarding tries to be simple and realistic for all that physicians whom have to face the hypertensive population in their clinical practice. The information is based in the most recent scientific evidence. These guides are principally directed to hypertensive population of emergent countries like Mexico...
April 2008: Archivos de Cardiología de México
Sandro Gonçalves de Lima, Luciana Simões do Nascimento, Cândido Nobre dos Santos Filho, Maria de Fátima P Militão de Albuquerque, Edgar Guimarães Victor
OBJECTIVE: Compare the therapeutic response of symptomatic, hypertensive patients to symptomatic medication or anti-hypertensive drugs at the Emergency Unit. METHODS: A randomized, blind clinical trial involving 100 (one hundred) patients assisted at the Cardiology Emergency Unit at Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital (HUOC). All patients reported symptoms associated to systolic pressure (SBP) between 180 and 200 mmHg and/or diastolic pressure (DBP) between 110 and 120 mmHg...
August 2005: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Gloria Valdés, Emilio Roessler
The management of severe hypertension in the emergency setting demands a careful evaluation of the different underlying clinical situations, and of the impending risk for the life of the patient or of acute organ damage. Hypertensive emergencies and urgencies have to be identified, and distinguished from chronic severe hypertension, a frequent presentation to the emergency services. A thorough clinical evaluation, and not the magnitude of the blood pressure elevation, should be the basis of the differential diagnosis; this will guide the setting required for treatment (intensive care unit, ward or ambulatory), the drugs of choice, as well as the velocity of blood pressure reduction...
March 2002: Revista Médica de Chile
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