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J Clin Anesth. 2009 May;21(3):220-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2008.09.003.

Perioperative hypertension: a review of current and emerging therapeutic agents.

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. paul.marik@jefferson.edu

Abstract

Perioperative hypertension is a common problem encountered by anesthesiologists, surgeons, internists, and intensivists. Surprisingly, no randomized, placebo-controlled studies exist that show that the treatment of perioperative hypertension reduces morbidity or mortality. Nevertheless, perioperative hypertension requires careful management. While sodium nitroprusside and nitroglycerin are commonly used to treat these conditions, these agents are less than ideal. Intravenous beta blockers and calcium channel blockers have particular appeal in this setting.

PMID:
19464619
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclinane.2008.09.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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