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Can a doctor postponed stomach endoscopy for a patient 71 years old who arrived with Bp 170 over 70 ??? because of just Bp. Patient will be having stomach endoscopy with general anesthesia. Thanks.

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Blood pressure is to high.
You are not stable and the general anesthetic has potential of problems. Get blood pressure treated and controlled first.

In brief: Yes

Blood pressure is to high.
You are not stable and the general anesthetic has potential of problems. Get blood pressure treated and controlled first.
Dr. Karen Butler
Dr. Karen Butler
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Just BP?

37 M from US asks if Dr can postpone endoscopy under general anesthesia in 71 pt with BP 170/70 because of "JUST BP".
ANS: It is never "just BP". This level of BP puts the pt at higher risk of anesthesia and unless procedure was being done in an emergency it is rational to protect pt from heart attack, stroke etc. A DR can postpone anytime it seems that pt is at risk. Discuss with team.

In brief: Just BP?

37 M from US asks if Dr can postpone endoscopy under general anesthesia in 71 pt with BP 170/70 because of "JUST BP".
ANS: It is never "just BP". This level of BP puts the pt at higher risk of anesthesia and unless procedure was being done in an emergency it is rational to protect pt from heart attack, stroke etc. A DR can postpone anytime it seems that pt is at risk. Discuss with team.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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