The Downeast EM Podcast

The Pressure is ON!! Hypertensive Emergencies in the ED

June 10, 2019

Hypertensive Emergency is an umbrella term for a wide range of disease processes seen in the ED. They all represent as sick-as-stink patients with critical care up to your eyeballs. In this podcast we review the involved organs in hypertensive emergencies, their presentation, and our targeted treatments.


At the end of this podcast learners will be able to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of at-risk organ systems in severe hypertension
  2. Differentiate the presentations of hypertensive emergency by involved organ
  3. Appraise different pharmacotherapies for the treatment hypertensive emergency and their ideal clinical setting


The JNC7 [pubmed]

The JNC8 [pubmed]

The ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guidelines [pubmed]

The ESC/ESH Clinical Practice Guidelines [pubmed]

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Author: Jason Hine MD

Peer Reviewer: Jeff Holmes MD