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How is hypertensive emergency diagnosed?

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Your doctor will ask you several questions about your medical history, and about all medications you're taking, including nonprescription and recreational drugs. Be sure to tell him if you're taking any herbal or dietary supplements.

Tests will be done to check organ damage, including:

  • Regular monitoring of blood pressure
  • Eye exam to look for swelling and bleeding
  • Blood and urine testing

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2019

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