• Nason P. HamlinEmail author
  • Gail A. Van Norman


Hypertension is not a significant risk factor for major adverse cardiac events, but it is a significant risk factor for intraoperative blood pressure lability and the incidence of perioperative myocardial ischemia. These are major reasons for perioperative medical consultation concerning uncontrolled hypertension.


Significant Risk Factor Blood Pressure Control Major Adverse Cardiac Event Home Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Medication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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