Arterial hypertension is defined as a systolic arterial blood pressure (SABP) > = 160 mmHg and/or a diastolic arterial blood pressure (DABP) > = 95 mmHg measured repeatedly at rest [1]. The presence of hypertension in the perioperative period is associated with a variety of problems which can cause considerable perioperative morbidity if not recognized and prepared for.


Cerebral Blood Flow Arterial Blood Pressure Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Hypertensive Encephalopathy Systolic Arterial Blood Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Woerlee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity Hospital of LeidenThe Netherlands

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