Published: 9 October 2019
Author(s): Maria Koutsaki, Dimitrios Patoulias, Pavlos Tsinivizov, Michael Doumas, Manolis Kallistratos, Costas Thomopoulos, Leonidas Poulimenos, Giancarlo Agnelli, Giuseppe Mancia, Athanasios Manolis
Issue: October 2019
Section: Review Article

Uncontrolled hypertension represents an important cause for postponing a non-cardiac surgery. Perioperative management of hypertensive patients should focus on cardiovascular risk stratification, evaluation of blood pressure levels and hypertension control, registration of the ongoing antihypertensive regimen and counseling about clinical decisions related to the expected perioperative blood pressure fluctuations. To date, there is a lack of evidence on how hypertensive patients should be perioperatively treated, while an empirical clinical approach is usually pursued in the usual practice.

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