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Revista chilena de cirugía

On-line version ISSN 0718-4026

Abstract

NAZAR J, CLAUDIO; HERRERA F, CHRISTIAN  and  GONZALEZ A, ALEJANDRO. Preoperative pharmacological management of hypertensive patients. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2013, vol.65, n.3, pp.267-270. ISSN 0718-4026.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262013000300013.

The proportion of older hypertensive patients that require a surgical procedure has increased in the last years. These patients require a through preoperative assessment, considering the medications in use, laboratory and images. An adequate pharmacological management of patients with hypertension in the perioperative period will prevent cardiovascular complications. Therefore the health care team must assure that patients with hypertension will be operated in optimal conditions.

Keywords : Hypertension; preoperative assessment; medications.

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