Podcast #8: Hypertensive Emergency with Normal Pressure - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #8: Hypertensive Emergency with Normal Pressure

Run Time: 5 minutes18473403-6f1a-49c6-a527-706f8d444f33

Author: Dr. Eric Miller

Educational Pearls:

  • Hypertensive Emergency is generally over 180/100 with at least one associated symptom, but there are cases where this will not happen.
  • Patient 4-5 days postpartum with eclampsia.
  • For a patient who’s aorta is dissecting and an initial BP around 150/100 the goal is to get the systolic BP down to around 100 to decrease sheer forces on the aorta.
  • A patient who is pregnant and a normal blood pressure around 110 who comes in with a systolic BP of 130.

References: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1524-6175.2001.00449.x/epdf

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