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Drugs acting on the heart: antihypertensive drugs
journal contributionposted on 2019-05-08, 09:11 authored by Matthew Charlton, Jonathan Thompson
Antihypertensive drugs are used commonly in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. Patients might require antihypertensive drugs before surgery for the treatment of essential hypertension, pre-eclampsia or, occasionally for conditions such as phaeochromocytoma; during surgery as part of a deliberate hypotensive anaesthetic technique; or to reduce postoperative cardiovascular complications. Here, we discuss the physiology of blood pressure control, the pharmacology of antihypertensive drugs, current guidelines, and practical applications of antihypertensive therapy.
CitationAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 2018, 19 (7), pp. 365-369 (5)
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/School of Medicine/Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
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Published inAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
PublisherElsevier Masson for Medicine Publishing
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