The Truth About Antihypertensive and Anaesthetic Drugs
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In 1968 it was estimated that 15 million people living in the United States were hypertensive. Five million of these were receiving antihypertensive therapy, most of them in combination with diuretics (1). Because of the variety of agents used and the little data available on the combined effects of the drugs, makes categorisation and analysis of their effects is very complicated and difficult. The anaesthetist is not an uninterested bystander, he actively participates in the everyday struggle for the life of the hyper-tensive patient.
KeywordsCardiac Output Hypertensive Patient Antihypertensive Therapy Anaesthetic Drug Adrenergic Nerve
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