ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2010)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2010)

EMCREG–International is pleased to present this complimentary CME monograph covering the proceedings of our 2010 webcasts. The events and this monograph covered important current and emerging acute care topics including risk stratification of ACS, ACS anticoagulation, thienopyridine therapy, novel antiplatelet agents prasugrel and ticagrelor, hypertensive emergencies, the obesity epidemic, acute heart failure treatment, and acute stroke.

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HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES: ACUTE CARE EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENTS

HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES: ACUTE CARE EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENTS

Hypertension remains one of the most common disease processes in patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED). While sometimes symptomatic and associated with end organ damage such as hypertensive encephalopathy, hemorrhagic stroke, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, and renal insufficiency, many patients present without symptoms. Emergency physicians and hospitalists should understand the appropriate classification of patients with hypertension, the pathophysiology of this disease process, and appropriate treatment strategies. In this EMCREG-International Newsletter, Charles V. Pollack, Jr. MD and Christopher J. Rees, MD of Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania discuss hypertension and parenteral medications used for treatment of these patients in the ED.

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MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION AND HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: THE EMCREG-INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS PANEL RECOMMENDATION

MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION AND HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: THE EMCREG-INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS PANEL RECOMMENDATION

This supplement [Ann Emerg Med 2008;51(3 Suppl 1):S1-S38] represents the first supplement to Annals of Emergency Medicine in nearly 16 years! These consensus documents on the evaluation and management of hypertension and hypertensive emergencies in the ED was systematically developed between December 2006 and April 2007 in an evidence-based and consensus-based process and culminated in the March 2008 supplement of Annals. The panel members were selected from a multidisciplinary group of specialists, which included physicians from emergency medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, internal medicine, hospital medicine, nephrology, cardiology, pediatrics, anesthesiology, vascular surgery, and gynecology and obstetrics.

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THE EMCREG-INTERNATIONAL HYPERTENSION CONSENSUS PANEL: MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES

THE EMCREG-INTERNATIONAL HYPERTENSION CONSENSUS PANEL: MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES

This EMCREG-International Newsletter describe historical and physical examination findings crucial for the evaluation of end organ damage. Also provided are descriptions of hypertension associated with the following disease processes: Asymptomatic Hypertension, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Acute Heart Failure Syndromes, Neurological Emergencies, Cocaine or Amphetamine Induced Hypertension, and Aortic Dissection are provided with treatment recommendations. Through collaboration with colleagues from a variety of specialties, patients with hypertension can receive optimal therapy when presenting to any acute care setting.

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ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2007)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2007)

A number of important topics are covered in this monograph including acute coronary syndrome, the diagnosis of transient ischemic attack and stroke, the treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, the management of hypertension in acute neurovascular emergencies, the management of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies, markers for severe bacterial infections, the treatment of sepsis, risk stratification of possible acute coronary syndrome, the optimal management of NSTEMI and STEMI, treatment of acute heart failure syndrome, and the diagnosis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

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DRUG TREATMENT FOR HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES

DRUG TREATMENT FOR HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES

Hypertensive emergencies represent one of the most common presentations to the emergency department, as many as 3% of visits in one study. For emergency physicians, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential for minimizing injury due to elevated blood pressure. In some cases, this management of hypertension can be life saving. This Newsletter focuses on the drug treatment of hypertensive emergencies, primarily parenteral therapy. The drugs of choice for the treatment of each diagnostic category are discussed with the evidence supporting these recommendations.

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