Assessing the safe resumption of antihypertensive medications following total hip or knee arthroplasty surgery.

@article{Roach2009AssessingTS,
  title={Assessing the safe resumption of antihypertensive medications following total hip or knee arthroplasty surgery.},
  author={Janey A Roach and Charles J George and Lawrence John and Regina Plocki},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={176-82}
}
PURPOSE This exploratory, retrospective study aimed at examining whether patients experience orthostatic hypotension unnecessarily when antihypertensive medication(s) is simultaneously resumed following total joint replacement surgery. SAMPLE The study sample consisted of 285 patients who underwent either total knee or total hip surgery and had a dual medical diagnosis of hypertension requiring treatment with more than 1 type of antihypertensive medication. METHOD Medical record reviews of… CONTINUE READING