Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared for a Hypertensive Emergency?

Ali A. Sovari, MD

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July 02, 2014

A hypertensive emergency is a condition in which elevated blood pressure results in target organ damage. The systems primarily involved include the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and the renal system.

Malignant hypertension and accelerated hypertension are both hypertensive emergencies, with similar outcomes and therapies. How quickly can you respond to this emergency? Test yourself with the following quiz.

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