More hypotension in patients taking antihypertensives preoperatively during shoulder surgery in the beach chair position.

@article{Trentman2011MoreHI,
  title={More hypotension in patients taking antihypertensives preoperatively during shoulder surgery in the beach chair position.},
  author={Terrence L Trentman and Sharon L. Fassett and Justin K Thomas and Brie N. Noble and Kevin J Renfree and Steven J. Hattrup},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={993-1000}
}
PURPOSE Hypotension is common in patients undergoing surgery in the sitting position under general anesthesia, and the risk may be exacerbated by the use of antihypertensive drugs taken preoperatively. The purpose of this study was to compare hypotensive episodes in patients taking antihypertensive medications with normotensive patients during shoulder surgery in the beach chair position. METHODS Medical records of all patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy during a 44-month period were… CONTINUE READING

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