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Hypertensive Crises


To learn more about hypertensive emergencies and its management, see the presentation below:

  hypertensive crises    

Additional Reading

For additional reading, there are few good review articles on this topic:

For review of recent literature on hypertensive crisis, visit  pulmccm.

What should you be able to answer after reviewing this topic?


  1. Marik PE, Varon J. Hypertensive crises: challenges and management. Chest. 2007; 131:1949-1962.

  2. Rodriguez MA, Kumar SK, De Caro M. Hypertensive crisis. Cardiology in review. 2010; 18:102-107.