What is the best approach to the patient presenting with severe hypertension in the clinic?
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Patients with severe hypertension with evidence of end-organ compromise should be referred to the emergency department for acute intervention. Patients who present with no end-organ compromise should be managed with the initiation of at least 2 antihypertensive medications for gradual reduction of blood pressure (BP) to <160/100 mmHg over 24 to 48 hours.(SOR C, based on expert opinion.)
Evidence-based practice 12, no. 02 (2009): 08