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Perioperative Management of Hypertension

  • M. Zakowski
Conference paper

Abstract

The perioperative management of hypertension is important not only for the elderly patient but also for the parturient. Maintenance of homeostasis and the prevention of extremes of blood pressure will prevent morbidity and mortality in both the mother and the neonate. Parturients may acquire hypertensive disorders that are unique in etiology. These different causes of hypertension, their etiology and treatment will be elucidated. The pharmacodynamics of antihypertensive agents and special physiologic considerations during pregnancy will also be emphasized.

Keywords

Antihypertensive Agent Systemic Vascular Resistance Uterine Artery Chronic Hypertension Hypertensive Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Zakowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of AnaesthesiologyCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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