Recent changes in recommendations for long-term management of hypertension have suggested using out-of-clinic BP for diagnosis and monitoring, and have emphasised the need for more ‘aggressive’ treatment, particularly in high-risk groups.
By contrast, recent guidelines focussing on BP in the immediate preoperative setting (“scrub-suit hypertension”) have suggested that postponement in this setting is not appropriate if long-term blood pressure is under reasonable control.
- Pre-op Hypertension Howell 2018
- Australian Hypertension a Guideline 2016
- A Case of newly diagnosed hypertension and diabetes case
- Time to bury “hypertension”
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