JBI Evid Synth 2021 Feb 5. Epub 2021 Feb 5.
School of Nursing, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): A JBI Centre Excellence, Newark, NJ, USA Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA Department of Epidemiology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA George F. Smith Library, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA.
Objective: To examine the best available evidence on the risk factors of hypertensive crisis in adult patients with hypertension.
Introduction: Hypertensive crisis is an acute severe elevation in blood pressure, which can present as hypertensive urgency or emergency. In contrast to hypertensive urgency, which is a markedly elevated blood pressure without acute target organ damage, hypertensive emergency is associated with equally high blood pressure in the presence of potentially life-threatening target organ damage, such as myocardial infarction, stroke, pulmonary edema, and acute kidney injury. Read More