BP 252/130…start IV Fluids…this won’t blow up the patient…

 

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The diagnosis of hypertensive emergency is made based upon the findings of hypertension in the setting of end-organ damage (usually heart, brain, or kidneys). What you really care about is the rate of increase rather than the actual BP number (there is no defining threshold).

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The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in 2015 that aims to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.