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Sphygmomanometer Acute treatment of severe hypertension!

A 56-year-old woman who is brought to the emergency department is disoriented and complains of a splitting headache and ringing in the ears. Her blood pressure is 200/130 mm Hg. Which dopamine agonist is appropriate for immediate treatment of this patient?

a) Dopamine
b) Fenoldopam
c) Labetalol
d) Nitroglycerin
e) Sodium nitroprusside
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Correct Answer correct answer :)

The answer is b) Fenoldopam

Fenoldopam, an intravenous dopamine DA1 agonist, is used for the acute treatment of severe hypertension. It is equivalent to sodium nitroprusside in lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressures in patients with severe hypertension. In addition, fenoldopam improves renal blood flow and creatinine clearance, whereas sodium nitroprusside does not.
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