Ahmed S Awad

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Perioperative hypertension has been shown to be a risk factor for the development of perioperative morbidity and mortality. The time spent outside acceptable blood pressure ranges, in a state of hypertension or hypotension, is correlated with the incidence of stroke, acute coronary syndrome, renal dysfunction, and death. The ideal perioperative treatment of(More)
We present a 7-year-old child with uncontrolled hypertension caused by bilateral renal artery stenosis. He underwent renal angioplasty on both sides. While the right side showed successful dilatation, the left side was unsuccessful, leaving a near total occlusion. Due to the lack of satisfactory control of his blood pressure, he was scheduled for an(More)
Acutely elevated blood pressure in the critical care setting is associated with a higher risk of acute end-organ damage (eg, myocardial ischemia, stroke, and renal failure) and perioperative bleeding. Urgent treatment and careful blood pressure control are crucial to prevent significant morbidity. Clevidipine butyrate (Cleviprex) is an ultrashort-acting,(More)
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