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hypertension, hypertensive crisis, hypertensive urgency, primary care



  1. Benenson, Irina DNP, FNP-C
  2. Bradshaw, Molly J. DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC


Abstract: Patients who present to an outpatient office with hypertensive urgency-or severely elevated BP without evidence of acute target organ damage-can be safely treated in the ambulatory setting by initiating or reestablishing long-acting oral antihypertensive medications, addressing medication nonadherence, and reviewing precipitating factors.