ACUTE HYPERTENSION

Indications for acute reduction

Absolute

Relative

TREATMENT

Condition First Line Second Line
Hypertensive encephalopathy SNP Labetalol
Acute pulmonary oedema GTN SNP
Eclampsia Hydralazine
Magnesium sulphate
Diazoxide
Aortic Dissection b blocker + SNP Labetalol
Myocardial ischaemia/infarction b blocker  

Sodium Nitroprusside (SNP)

Glyceryl tri-nitrate (GTN, NTG)

see Acute anti-hypertensives