Quand référer aux urgences un patient présentant une elévation sévère de la pression artérielle [When should a patient with severe hypertension be referred to the emergency ward?].

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serval:BIB_0FA00EB688B8
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Quand référer aux urgences un patient présentant une elévation sévère de la pression artérielle [When should a patient with severe hypertension be referred to the emergency ward?].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Clerc D., Wuerzner G., Burnier M.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Volume
6
Number
259
Pages
1530-1534
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
When a severe elevation of blood pressure occurs in conjunction with failure of a target organ, immediate referral of the patient to hospital is an easy decision for the primary care physician. However, when severe elevation of blood pressure is observed in the absence of any significant symptom, it is a much more difficult decision to take. Indeed, if some clinical situations require an immediate and aggressive anti-hypertensive therapy, such a treatment can be clearly deleterious for a number of other cases. This paper attempts to clarify in which situations the primary care physician should refer hypertensive crisis to the emergency department.
Keywords
Antihypertensive Agents/therapeutic use, Blood Pressure/drug effects, Emergency Service, Hospital, Humans, Hypertension/diagnosis, Hypertension/drug therapy, Hypertensive Encephalopathy/drug therapy, Infusions, Intravenous, Physicians, Family, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Referral and Consultation/standards, Treatment Outcome
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