Drugs used for control of blood pressure

  • Georg E. Cold
  • Bent L. Dahl

Abstract

Controlled hypotension in neurosurgical practice has been used for decades, the aims being 1) to decrease blood loss during surgery, 2) to provide a dry surgical field and 3) to diminish the risk of intraoperative aneurysm rupture. The benefits of controlled hypotension must be discussed in connection with the risks of development of cerebral ischaemia.

Keywords

Neurol Cyanide Catecholamine Fentanyl Propranolol 

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  • Georg E. Cold
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  • Bent L. Dahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeuroanaesthesiaÅrhus University HospitalÅrhusDenmark

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