Hypertension in the Emergency Department
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摘要Hypertension is the leading risk factor for the global burden of disease, yet more than 20 % of adults with hypertension are unaware of their condition. Underlying hypertension affects over 25 % emergency department attendees, and the condition is more commonly encountered in emergency departments than in primary care settings. Emergency departments are strategically well placed to fulfill the important public health goal of screening for hypertension, yet less than 30 % of patients with mild to severe hypertension are referred for follow up. In predominantly African American populations, subclinical hypertensive disease is highly prevalent in ED attendees with asymptomatic elevated blood pressure. Although medical intervention is not usually required, in select patient populations, it may be beneficial for antihypertensive medications to be started or adjusted in the emergency department, aiming for optimizing blood pressure control earlier while waiting for continuing care.
著者Chan SSW, Graham CA, Rainer TH
期刊名稱Current Hypertension Reports
出版年份2016
月份4
日期1
卷號18
期次5
出版社SPRINGER
國際標準期刊號1522-6417
電子國際標準期刊號1534-3111
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Emergency department; Hypertension; Hypertensiondiagnosis; Hypertensionscreening; Investigation for hypertension; Referral for hypertension
Web of Science 學科類別Cardiovascular System & Cardiology; Peripheral Vascular Disease

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