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EMERGENCIES IN HYPERTENSION


EMERGENCIES IN HYPERTENSION


Starting on :08:00 AM 22 November, 2016 Venue:KISUMU COUNTY HOSPITAL
Ending on :09:00 AM 10 November, 2016 Max Credits:3.00
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order

Presenters

1. Dr. AMOS OTEDO
MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT KISUMU COUNTY HOSPITAL

Description

Hypertensive emergencies encompass a spectrum of clinical presentations in which uncontrolled blood pressures (BPs) lead to progressive or impending end-organ dysfunction. In these conditions, the BP should be lowered aggressively over minutes to hours.


Objectives

Neurologic end-organ damage due to uncontrolled BP may include hypertensive encephalopathy, cerebral vascular accident/cerebral infarction, subarachnoid haemorrhage. 

Cardiovascular end-organ damage may include myocardial ischemia/infarction, acute left ventricular dysfunction, acute pulmonary edema, 

acute renal failure/insufficiency,

retinopathy,

eclampia,

microangiopathic hemolytic anemia.





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