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What's the treatment for hypertensive emergency and associated organ damage?

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In a hypertensive emergency, the first goal is to bring down your blood pressure as quickly as possible with intravenous (IV) blood pressure medications to prevent further organ damage. Whatever organ damage has occurred is treated with therapies specific to the organ that is damaged.

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2019

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