ACEP Clinical Policy: Asymptomatic HTN in ED


There is a new clinical Policy that Published in Feb, Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients in the Emergency Department With Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure. There was always a big ? regarding triage and disposition of these patients. There is no great data even on this clinical policy but at least we have some references for that. They answered to following questions:

1. In ED patients with asymptomatic elevated blood pressure, does screening for target organ injury reduce rates of adverse outcomes?

2. In patients with asymptomatic markedly elevated blood pressure, does ED medical intervention reduce rates of adverse outcomes?


ACEP: Clinical Policy