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Drugs acting on the heart: Antihypertensive drugs

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posted on 03.09.2015, 10:37 by Matthew Charlton, Jonathan P. 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.

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Citation

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 2015, 16 (5), pp. 227-231

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

issn

1472-0299

eissn

1878-7584

Copyright date

2015

Available date

31/03/2016

Publisher version

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1472029915000569

Language

en