Hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy and the effects of anaesthesia

  title={Hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy and the effects of anaesthesia},
  author={Tamanna Nahar and Richard B. Devereux},
Hypertension predisposes to a heightened risk of cardiovascular events over years of follow-up of ambulatory adults and especially during the relatively brief peri-and intra-operative periods of heightened stress resulting from surgery and anaesthetic effects. Structural changes in the circulation, including left ventricular and resistance vessel hypertrophy, and systemic and coronary atherosclerosis, play an even more important role in the development of these morbid events than does the… CONTINUE READING