If you're worried about your blood pressure or have symptoms of a hypertensive crisis, it's best to seek treatment at an urgent care center or emergency room. Hypertensive emergencies must be treated immediately to protect your kidneys from further destruction and even complete kidney failure. At PhysianOne Urgent Care, you can get expert advice on hypertension or any other routine medical condition. Our network of immediate care centers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York provides same-day treatment for people with non-life-threatening cases of high blood pressure.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high blood pressure affects nearly 50% of American adults, and only about 24% of those diagnosed have their condition under control. It's vital that urgent care providers can identify hypertensive emergencies to begin to immediately lower the patient's blood pressure and then transfer them to an emergency department, in order to prevent hypertension from damaging the brain, heart and kidneys. The emergency physician should focus on reducing the patient's blood pressure, recognizing that excess pressure can actually cause a decrease in organ perfusion due to self-regulatory effects. The patient should be advised to seek treatment from their primary care provider and should be given the appropriate antihypertensive medication in accordance with JNC 8 standards.
The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine (JUCM) provides a combination of peer-reviewed clinical and clinical management articles that address the different clinical and clinical management needs of those who work in today's busy urgent care centers. These scenarios serve as a reference for elucidating the appropriate treatment of patients with severely high blood pressure in the urgent care setting. Patients can minimize their own symptoms, but if urgent care providers also give in to this minimization, it could be disastrous for both patients and providers. It's important to remember that managing high blood pressure in emergency and emergency centers is common; it is mandatory in 40% of the United States.