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Title: Drugs acting on the heart: Antihypertensive drugs
Authors: Charlton, Matthew
Thompson, Jonathan P.
First Published: 30-Mar-2015
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 2015, 16 (5), pp. 227-231
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.mpaic.2015.02.007
ISSN: 1472-0299
eISSN: 1878-7584
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available after the end of the embargo period under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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