What are the treatment guidelines for hypertensive encephalopathy emergency?

Updated: Feb 05, 2018
  • Author: Christy Hopkins, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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In hypertensive encephalopathy, the treatment guidelines are to reduce the MAP 25% over 8 hours. [26] Labetalol, nicardipine, esmolol are the preferred medications; nitroprusside and hydralazine should be avoided.


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