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How to Recognize a Hypertensive Emergency

Extremely high blood pressure can result in damage to your organs and should be treated immediately by a healthcare professional.

from Nurseslabs

Hypertensive Emergency Nursing Care Plan

Ashwagandha is often considered a natural remedy for high blood pressure, by virtue of being a potent stress reliever and it is a known fact that when stress levels plummet, the chances of being attacked by high blood pressure also diminish considerably.

from Pulmonary Hypertension News

PHA: Prepare Your Pulmonary Hypertension Emergency Kit

Read about the Pulmonary Hypertension Association's list of essential items to have in your Pulmonary Hypertension Emergency…

from Pulmonary Hypertension News

PHA: Prepare Your Pulmonary Hypertension Emergency Kit

ACP Hospitalist, October 2010 - Hypertensive emergencies

Cyanide toxicity::: altered mental status + metabolic acidosis + seizures... be careful using NITROPRUSSIDE because it's side effect is cyanide toxicity... Nitroprusside is a potent vasodilator used in hypertensive emergencies... do not use it in patients with renal failure as it will accumulate... cease the nitroprusside and start sodium thiosulfate... The goal in HTNsive emergencies is to lover diastolic to 100 over 2-6 hours, total drop in BP should be no more than 25% of the initial…


Drugs Used in Hypertensive Emergencies: Vasodilators (dilate vessels to increase diameter) and Adrenergic Inhibitors (suppresses nervous system mechanisms that raise blood pressure). Article citation: Horne, E. M., & Gordon, P. M. (2009). Taking aim at hypertensive crises. Nursing, 39(3), 48-53. Retrieved from #Hypertension #BloodPressure #NursingPharmacology #Antihypertensive


Phentolamine (Regitine) is a reversible nonselective alpha-adrenergic antagonist. Its primary action is vasodilation due to α1 blockade.[3] It also can lead to reflex tachycardia because of hypotension and α2 inhibition, which increases sympathetic tone. The primary application for phentolamine is for the control of hypertensive emergencies, most notably due to pheochromocytoma.