A Pregnant Patient with Chest Pain

A 27 yo 34/40 gestation G1P0 patient presented to the Emergency Department with central chest pain, with some radiation to between the scapulae. There was no shortness of breath or diaphoresis, nausea or vomiting or palpitations. The patient did not complain of leg pain. The registrar presented the case to me with the following findings.…

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Hypertensive Emergencies and how to treat them

hypertensive emergencies

Hypertensive emergencies are defined as sudden and prolonged increases in the arterial blood pressure, with associated organ damage. The degree of increase above that which the patient normally has, and the degree and duration of the rise are not usually taken into account. No single figure for blood pressure is usually defined, however if a…

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