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Hypertensive Emergency versus Hypertensive Urgency

Purpose:

To determine if a patient is experiencing a hypertensive emergency or a hypertensive urgency.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Vascular Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

A sudden rise in blood pressure can result in either a hypertensive crisis or a hypertensive urgency.

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