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What are some drugs that cause hypotension after surgery?

What are some drugs that cause hypotension after surgery?

Several: Any of the drugs that are used to treat hypertension can cause hypotension. Diuretics for instance cause an increase in urine flow and can lead to hypotension. But more importantly, if a patient has a low blood pressure following surgery, one should consider that the patient may be bleeding. Also some medicines used to control pain or anxiety could lead to hypotension. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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What is the cause of hypotension in surgery?

Several things: Lots of things can cause low blood pressure. If it is related to surgery, the first thing i would consider would be bleeding (bad to miss and easy to correct). The anesthetic agents themselves can lower blood pressure. If the patietn had a heart attack during surgery the blood pressure could be low. So the anesthesiologist must figure out which problem it is, as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure. 100/55 to 90/50 unless anxious! My dad has to have surgery for aortic aneurysm. Does this mean I will get one cause low BP?

I have low blood pressure. 100/55 to 90/50 unless anxious! My dad has to have surgery for aortic aneurysm. Does this mean I will get one cause low BP?

Low BP: The low BP actually makes the probability of an aneurysm less. The lower BP causes less wall stress in the blood vessels and less wall damage. Some aneurysms do have a genetic component and there isn't enough information here to say whether that is involved in your situation. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure after open hearst surgery?

100/60: After an open heart surgery, a BP of <100/60 will start to get some attention but is not an emergency. ...Read more

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What can happen to someone who has low blood pressure, and is going through surgery?

What can happen to someone who has low blood pressure, and is going through surgery?

High risk of stroke: People face a higher risk of stroke after surgery if they have low blood pressure during their operation. ...Read more

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Grandma has low blood pressure & needing adrenalin following surgery. Should I be worried?

Grandma has low blood pressure & needing adrenalin following surgery. Should I be worried?

Yes?: I not sure why she needed surgery but if it was an emergency you should be concerned.However it is not very uncommen that BP will need to be supported in the perioperative period in the elderly especially if they have comorbidity and the majority eventually do well. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old son fainted frm low blood pressure 90/53 & dehydrtion 3 days aftr oral surgery.Now 3 days after faint & still low.His reg BP was 110/68. ?

Needs more fluids: Nutrition and fluid intake following surgery is vital. Not having enough fluids will certainly result in dehyration, low blood pressure, and possible fainting. If your son does not feel better after increasing his fluid and food intake, he should be evaluated by the surgeon or his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes hypotension when someone has malaria?

Many things: Malaria is a viral illness and cause fevers, during fevers there is vasodilitation which causes hypotension. Also as the virus attacks the body and the body attacks the virus many free radicals and chemical reactions take place many of which cause the body's blood vessels to dilate and cause hypotension. ...Read more

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Is ortho static hypotension ever a cause for concern?

Is ortho static hypotension ever a cause for concern?

Orthostatic hypotens: The significance has to do with the problems caused by dropping blood pressure with position change. This can be very problematic for people. See the following wiki for more details: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/orthostatic_hypotension. ...Read more

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