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What is hypertensive emergency?

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Hypertensive emergency means blood pressure is so high that organ damage can occur. Blood pressure must be lowered right away to stop organ damage. This is done in a hospital's intensive care unit.

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

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What organ damages are associated with hypertensive emergency?

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