Management of Systemic and Pulmonary Hypertension

  • P. Giomarelli
  • S. Scolletta
  • B. Biagioli
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Systemic hypertension is a very frequent condition in developed countries and therefore constitutes a common problem in the perioperative period. In the Unites States nearly 29% of adults in 1999 and 2000 were affected by hypertension (age-adjusted prevalence of hypertension): 30% of hypertensive individuals are not aware of their diagnosis, 59% are being treated for hypertension, and only 34% have a blood pressure below 140/90 mmHg [1, 2].


Nitric Oxide Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Hypertensive Crisis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Giomarelli
    • 1
  • S. Scolletta
    • 1
  • B. Biagioli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care UnitUniversity of SienaItaly

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