Sodium nitroprusside and propranolol therapy for management of postcoarctectomy hypertension.

@article{Will1978SodiumNA,
  title={Sodium nitroprusside and propranolol therapy for management of postcoarctectomy hypertension.},
  author={Regina Will and O M Walker and Richard C Traugott and Robert L. Treasure},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={722-4}
}
The cause of hypertension following satisfactory repair of coarctation of the aorta remains obscure. Most agree that significant elevation of the blood pressure after operation demands therapy. Previously the combination of trimethaphan and reserpine was utilized, but the incidence of adverse reactions was high. We recently have used the regimen of sodium nitroprusside and propranolol in six patients with gratifying results. This report reviews the problem as well as our use of nitroprusside… CONTINUE READING

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