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CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Jun 8, 2017

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.

  1. Define the three classes of hypertension relevant to emergency medicine practice
  2. List 10 possible etiologies for hypertension.
  3. What is the pathophysiology of target-organ damage?
  4. How does hypertensive encephalopathy occur?
  5. List 6 hypertensive emergencies; their management goals; the optimal agents for BP control and any relevant caveats
  6. List five intravenous antihypertensive medications and their mechanism of action.
  7. Describe the ER management of poorly controlled HTN


  1. What are the management targets / indications for treatment in the following pts:
    1. 57 yo male with ICH and no signs of ↑ ICP.
    2. 39 yo female with SAH in the ED.
    3. 22 yo female with eclampsia.
    4. 66 yo female with ACS.
    5. 57 yo male with aortic dissection.
    6. 62 yo female with ICH, ↓ GCS, shift on CT scan.