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Präoperative Hypertonie: Wie vorgehen – einige Praxistipps


Muggli, Franco; Suter, Paolo M (2013). Präoperative Hypertonie: Wie vorgehen – einige Praxistipps. Praxis, 102(21):1293-1297.

Abstract

Although there only limited supportive evidence it is suggested that in the setting of elective surgery whenever possible one should aim for a normal preoperative blood pressure in hypertensive patients. If preoperative pressure is >180 mmHg (adequate and correct blood pressure measurement technique, whenever needed 24 h-ABPM) an elective surgical intervention should be postponed and blood pressure control should be optimized. Blood pressure of <180 mmHg is regarded as no contraindication for an elective surgical intervention. The perioperative risk in suboptimally treated hypertensive patients is not elevated as long as perioperative anesthesia handling is optimal and in the absence of relevant comorbidities. In summary present evidence suggests that the pre- and perioperative hypertension is a controllable risk factor of minor relevance. However this does not mean that one should ignore elevated preoperative blood pressure values. More than ten years ago an editorialist brought it to the point by saying: "Preoperative hypertension: remain wary? Yes - cancel surgery? No".

Although there only limited supportive evidence it is suggested that in the setting of elective surgery whenever possible one should aim for a normal preoperative blood pressure in hypertensive patients. If preoperative pressure is >180 mmHg (adequate and correct blood pressure measurement technique, whenever needed 24 h-ABPM) an elective surgical intervention should be postponed and blood pressure control should be optimized. Blood pressure of <180 mmHg is regarded as no contraindication for an elective surgical intervention. The perioperative risk in suboptimally treated hypertensive patients is not elevated as long as perioperative anesthesia handling is optimal and in the absence of relevant comorbidities. In summary present evidence suggests that the pre- and perioperative hypertension is a controllable risk factor of minor relevance. However this does not mean that one should ignore elevated preoperative blood pressure values. More than ten years ago an editorialist brought it to the point by saying: "Preoperative hypertension: remain wary? Yes - cancel surgery? No".

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Other titles:In Process Citation
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2013
Deposited On:07 Nov 2013 14:17
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:07
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a001438
PubMed ID:24129297

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