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Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2008;4(3):615-27.

Perioperative hypertension management.

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA. joseph.varon@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

Perioperative hypertension is commonly encountered in patients that undergo surgery. While attempts have been made to standardize the method to characterize the intraoperative hemodynamics, these methods still vary widely. In addition, there is a lack of consensus concerning treatment thresholds and appropriate therapeutic targets, making absolute recommendations about treatment difficult. Nevertheless, perioperative hypertension requires careful management. When treatment is necessary, therapy should be individualized for the patient. This paper reviews the pharmacologic agents and strategies commonly used in the management of perioperative hypertension.

KEYWORDS:

hypertension; hypertensive crises; intraoperative; perioperative; postoperative; surgery

PMID:
18827911
PMCID:
PMC2515421
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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