What can cause hypertension in postop patient especially in mastectomy?

Post Op Hypertension. There are several things that may cause an increase in blood pressure postoperatively. One of the most common causes of hypertension in people who normally don't have high blood pressure is postoperative pain.

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I was wondering what are the causes of hypertension in postop patient especially in mastectomy?

If new, pain ; worry. If hypertension did not exist previously, and the surgery was recent, then discomfort and worry leads to physiologic (; normal) responses that may elevate bp. Some medications given for pain can also cause elevated bps as an adverse effect. Mastectomies per se are not likely to have a direct impact on blood pressure, unlike surgeries involving other organ systems. Read more...

Woud you please discuss the cuases of hypertension in postop patient especially in mastectomy?

Pain. Fluid overload, missing regular meds. If she is still in the hospital, nurses should have specific orders for pain meds and BP meds issued by the medical doctor. It is important to control BP to avoid surgical and medical complications post op. Read more...