Chapter 24. Hypertensive Crises

  1. Mark J. D. Griffiths MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM Consultant,
  2. Jeremy J. Cordingley MRCP, FRCA, EDICM Consultant and
  3. Susanna Price MRCP, PhD, EDICM, FESC Consultant
  1. Liao Pinhu MD, PhD1,2 and
  2. Mark J. D. Griffiths MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM Consultant3

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch24

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Cardiovascular Critical Care

How to Cite

Pinhu, L. and Griffiths, M. J. D. (2010) Hypertensive Crises, in Cardiovascular Critical Care (eds M. J. D. Griffiths, J. J. Cordingley and S. Price), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch24

Editor Information

  1. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Unit of Critical Care, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, Baise, PR, China

  3. 3

    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148573

Online ISBN: 9781444314502

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Keywords:

  • Hypertension complicating cardiovascular conditions;
  • Following cardiac surgery and acute coronary syndromes;
  • Miscellaneous antihypertensive agents;
  • The aim of treatment is to lower MAP;
  • Miscellaneous antihypertensive agents;
  • The effects of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE);
  • investigations can be summarised as the electrocardiogram (ECG);
  • A minority of hypertensive patients in intensive care units (ICU)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hypertensive crises

  • Hypertension complicating cardiovascular conditions

  • Management

  • Conclusions

  • References