Fast Five Quiz: Review Key Information on Hypertensive Emergencies

Richard H. Sinert, DO


January 02, 2018

The most common types of end-organ damage associated with hypertensive emergencies include cerebral infarction (24%), pulmonary edema (23%), hypertensive encephalopathy (16%), and congestive heart failure (12%). Other clinical presentations associated with hypertensive emergencies include intracranial hemorrhage, aortic dissection, and eclampsia, as well as acute myocardial infarction.

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