Perioperative hypertension: a review of current and emerging therapeutic agents.
J Clin Anesth. 2009 May;21(3):220-9
Authors: Marik PE, Varon J
Perioperative hypertension is a common problem encountered by anesthesiologists, surgeons, internists, and intensivists. Surprisingly, no randomized, placebo-controlled studies exist that show that the treatment of perioperative hypertension reduces morbidity or mortality. Nevertheless, perioperative hypertension requires careful management. While sodium nitroprusside and nitroglycerin are commonly used to treat these conditions, these agents are less than ideal. Intravenous beta blockers and calcium channel blockers have particular appeal in this setting.
PMID: 19464619 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]