Guideline for Management of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension in Urgent Care

Author: Dr Gustav Fourie
Type: MLP-guideline
Date: 26 February 2020
Abstract: Hypertension is a common presentation but there is no New Zealand based guideline for the management of severe asymptomatic hypertension (greater than 180 systolic or 110 diastolic) in urgent care. Definitions have varied in both naming ( hypertensive emergency, hypertensive urgency, hypertensive crisis, malignant hypertension, accelerated hypertension, severe asymptomatic hypertension) and parameters.