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An Update on hypertensive emergencies and urgencies

Muiesan, Maria Lorenza and Salvetti, Massimo and Amadoro, Valentina and Di Somma, Salvatore and Perlini, Stefano and Semplicini, Andrea and Borghi, Claudio and Volpe, Massimo and Saba, Pier Sergio and Cameli, Matteo and Ciccone, Marco Matteo and Maiello, Maria and Modesti, Pietro Amedeo and Novo, Salvatore and Palmiero, Pasquale and Scicchitano, Pietro and Rosei, Enrico Agabiti and Pedrinelli, Roberto (2015) An Update on hypertensive emergencies and urgencies. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 16 (5), p. 372-382. ISSN 1558-2027. eISSN 1558-2035. Article.

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DOI: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000000223

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Severe acute arterial hypertension is usually defined as ‘hypertensive crisis’, although ‘hypertensive emergencies’ or ‘hypertensive urgencies’, as suggested by the Joint National Committee and the European Society of Hypertension, have completely different diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
The prevalence and demographics of hypertensive emergencies and urgencies have changed over the last four decades, but hypertensive emergencies and urgencies are still associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Different scientific societies have repeatedly produced up-to-date guidelines; however, the treatment of hypertensive emergencies and urgencies is still inappropriate, with potential clinical implications.
This review focuses on hypertensive emergencies and urgencies management and treatment, as suggested by recent data.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10990
Uncontrolled Keywords:Acute coronary syndrome, acute pulmonary oedema, hypertension, hypertensive urgencies, hypertensive emergencies, stroke
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/11 Malattie dell'apparato cardiovascolare
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > AOU -Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Sassari
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Copyright Holders:© 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
Additional Information:Altri Autori: the Working Group on Hypertension, Prevention, Rehabilitation of the Italian Society of Cardiology, the Societa’ Italiana dell’Ipertensione Arteriosa (SIIA)
Deposited On:12 Jun 2015 12:17

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