Hypertension in Anesthesiology - Differential Diagnosis ...
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Hypertension in Anesthesiology - Differential Diagnosis and Management 



Initial checklist: 

 - Verify BP (e.g. surgeon leaning on cuff?) 

 - Check other vital signs (heart rate, C02, oxygenation) 

 - Check sources of anesthetic (iv, vaporizer) 

Initial treatment: 

 - Increase anesthetic (vaporizer / epidural / local) 

 - Labetolol — 5 mg increments 

 - Nitroglycerine — 0.1 - 2 mcg/kg/min 

 - Nitroprusside — 0.1 - 3 mcg/kg/min 

 - Nifedipine — 10 mg sublingual 



By Mark Harris, MD MPH @ https://twitter.com/MarkHarrisMD



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Dr. Mark Harris
@MarkHarrisMD
Clinical faculty in Department of Anesthesiology at University of Utah Health. https://medicine.utah.edu/anesthesiology/ 

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