What drug treatment is indicated for hypertensive emergencies?

Updated: Feb 05, 2018
  • Author: Christy Hopkins, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Optimal pharmacotherapy is dependent upon the specific organ at risk (see the individual sections below). In patients presenting with hypertensive emergencies, antihypertensive drug therapy has been shown to be effective in acutely decreasing BP. [24]


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