Elevated Asymptomatic Hypertension: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Patients with markedly elevated blood pressure (SBP ≥ 160 mmHg, DBP ≥ 100 mmHg) require neither screening diagnostic studies nor acute treatment in the emergency department, as long as they are asymptomatic. Initiation of therapy may be considered in special patient populations, such as those with poor follow up.

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