Monday, February 26, 2018

Step 2 CK: Treatment of hypertensive emergencies

Drug of choice for hypertensive (HTN) emergencies

1) In aortic dissection: Beta blocker eg labetalol (because all other vasodilators will cause compensatory tachycardia)

2) ‎In malignant hypertension, HTN urgency, HTN emergency in a non pregnant adult: Nitroprusside is the first line drug.

3) HTN emergency in pregnancy: Hydralazine or Labetalol or Nifedipine (Mnemonic here)

Submitted by Disha Sharma


  1. I would like to thank Nakeya ma'am and all the authors for such awesome notes!��

  2. Thanks you Nakeya ma'am & team :) your notes are very very awesome and useful

    1. Thank you for all your love and support - it is really what motivates are team yo keep going <3


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