The best treatment for a hypertensive crisis is prevention. Early identification and treatment of hypertension can prevent the development of most hypertensive crises. Although the increased emphasis on detection and advances in pharmacologic treatment of hypertension has influenced the decline in frequency of this disorder in recent years, critical care nurses still need to be aware of this potentially lethal complication of hypertension.
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L Teplitz; Hypertensive crisis: review and update. Crit Care Nurse 30 December 1993; 13 (6): 20–27. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19126.96.36.199
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