Acute blood pressure (BP) elevation represents a frequent reason of concern for clinicians in everyday clinical practice. The terms "hypertensive emergencies" and "hypertensive urgencies" may be used in order to better define the so called "hypertensive crises". A hypertensive emergency may be defined as a condition characterized by an acute and severe elevation of blood pressure (BP) associated to a new onset or worsening organ damage (OD). A hypertensive urgency may be defined as a condition characterized by an isolated elevation of BP values without evidence of acute hypertensive OD. This article will review the definition, the prevalence, and the prognostic implications of hypertensive emergencies and urgencies.

Definitions and Epidemiological Aspects of Hypertensive Urgencies and Emergencies

Paini, Anna
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Aggiusti, Carlo;Bertacchini, Fabio;Agabiti Rosei, Claudia;Maruelli, Giulia;Arnoldi, Chiara;Muiesan, Maria Lorenza
Writing – Review & Editing
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Salvetti, Massimo
Writing – Review & Editing
2018-01-01

Abstract

Acute blood pressure (BP) elevation represents a frequent reason of concern for clinicians in everyday clinical practice. The terms "hypertensive emergencies" and "hypertensive urgencies" may be used in order to better define the so called "hypertensive crises". A hypertensive emergency may be defined as a condition characterized by an acute and severe elevation of blood pressure (BP) associated to a new onset or worsening organ damage (OD). A hypertensive urgency may be defined as a condition characterized by an isolated elevation of BP values without evidence of acute hypertensive OD. This article will review the definition, the prevalence, and the prognostic implications of hypertensive emergencies and urgencies.
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