Hypertension Update
Hypertensive emergencies are not rare and frequently found in patients with diabetes mellitus or end-stage renal disease. 1997 View(s)

Weranuj Roubsanthisuk, Unticha Wongsurin, Peera Buranakitjaroen.
Division of Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Faulty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

Objectives: Numerous studies have shown that blood pressure (BP) control in hypertension (HT) is effective to prevent cardiovascular complications. However, hypertensive emergencies are much less described. Therefore, we conducted this retrospective study in order to determine the frequency, target organ damage (TOD), management, and outcome of hypertensive emergencies in this era, which many more effective BP lowering medications than in the past are available.

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Hypertensive emergencies are not rare and frequently found in patients with diabetes mellitus or end-stage renal disease. (DOC File)