A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: hypertensive emergency?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Rasak answered
32 years experience Cardiology
End organ damage: A hypertensive emergancy is when the blood pressure goes up high enough to cause damage to an organ. It can be a bleed in to the brain or eye , a ruptured aorta, or a heart attack. Just to name a few.
Answered on Nov 21, 2013
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