What are examples of hypertensive emergencies?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Examples include hypertensive encephalopathy, intracerebral hemorrhage, acute myocardial infarction, acute left ventricular failure with pulmonary edema, aortic dissection, unstable angina pectoris, eclampsia, [5] or posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) (a condition characterized by headache, altered mental status, visual disturbances, and seizures). [56]

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