Hypertension – Perioperative Management

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 focusing 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.


Background/Reference Materials

Discussion Notes


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