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Hypertension in a surgical patient - a Sri Lankan perspective

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T. Kumanan,

Teaching Hospital-Jaffna, LK
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University Medical Unit

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V. Sujanitha ,

Teaching Hospital-Jaffna, LK
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University Medical Unit
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M. Guruparan,

Teaching Hospital-Jaffna, LK
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S. Premakrishna,

Teaching Hospital-Jaffna, LK
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V. Sutharshan

Teaching Hospital-Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Hypertension is the most common medical co morbidity encountered in a perioperative patient. It often causes a dilemma in management and results in postponement of surgery. Although the consequences of uncontrolled hypertension have significant adverse out come in a surgical patient, there are no national guidelines or protocols on how to manage such a situation. Having a clear understanding about the evaluation of such patients; target blood pressure levels; selection and timing of appropriate antihypertensive medication would improve the outcome of these patients. This review article would focus on a practical guide to the clinicians in evaluating and managing a patient with perioperative hypertension in a Sri Lankan setting.
How to Cite: Kumanan, T., Sujanitha, V., Guruparan, M., Premakrishna, S. and Sutharshan, V., 2020. Hypertension in a surgical patient - a Sri Lankan perspective. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 29(2), pp.16–24. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v29i2.156
Published on 15 Dec 2020.
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