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Anesthesia for adult patients with hypertension

Robert B Schonberger, MD, MHS
Manuel L Fontes, MD
Angela Selzer, MD
Section Editor
Roberta Hines, MD
Deputy Editors
Nancy A Nussmeier, MD, FAHA
John P Forman, MD, MSc


Hypertension is a common preexisting diagnosis in surgical patients, reported by nearly one-third of adult patients presenting for noncardiac procedures and two-thirds of those undergoing coronary revascularization [1].

This topic will focus on the anesthetic management of patients with preexisting hypertension. Management of hypertension in the preoperative and postoperative periods and urgent or emergent treatment of severe hypertension are discussed in separate topics:

(See "Perioperative management of hypertension".)

(See "Management of severe asymptomatic hypertension (hypertensive urgencies) in adults".)

(See "Evaluation and treatment of hypertensive emergencies in adults".)

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