This study aims to determine the frequency of perioperative hypertension and its types (pre, intra and post-operative) hypertension in patients admitted for surgical procedures. This was a cross-sectional study conducted between the years 2012-2013 at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. Patients admitted for any surgical procedure during this time were included. Perioperative hypertension has been defined as systolic blood pressure of >140 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure of >90 mm Hg or whose blood pressure increased by 20% during surgery. A total of 428 surgical procedures were reviewed for the study. Overall perioperative hypertension was present in 231 (54%) of the patients. In the sample, 91 (21.7%) had pre-operative hypertension, 126(29.4%) reported pre-surgery hypertension, 24(5.6%) had intra-operative hypertension and 63(14.7%) had post-operative hypertension. Mean pain score was 1.43(1.4) v 1.25(1.2) in those with postoperative hypertension v no post-operative hypertension.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association.
Memon, A. M.,
(2019). Frequency of Peri-operative Hypertension in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association., 69(8), 1187-1189.
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