This episode covers chapter 84 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine. All the little nuggets of medical goodness you wanted to know about hypertension related emergencies.
- Define the three classes of hypertension relevant to emergency medicine practice
- List 10 possible etiologies for hypertension.
- What is the pathophysiology of target-organ damage?
- How does hypertensive encephalopathy occur?
- List 6 hypertensive emergencies; their management goals; the optimal agents for BP control and any relevant caveats
- List five intravenous antihypertensive medications and their mechanism of action.
- Describe the ER management of poorly controlled HTN
- What are the management targets / indications for treatment in the following pts:
- 57 yo male with ICH and no signs of ↑ ICP.
- 39 yo female with SAH in the ED.
- 22 yo female with eclampsia.
- 66 yo female with ACS.
- 57 yo male with aortic dissection.
- 62 yo female with ICH, ↓ GCS, shift on CT scan.