How Does High Blood Pressure Affect My Anesthetic?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can have a significant impact on surgical outcomes. When your blood pressure is high it puts added stress on your heart and blood vessels, which can increase the risk of complications during and after surgery.

During surgery, high blood pressure can lead to excessive bleeding, poor wound healing, and an increased risk of infection. It can also increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and other cardiovascular events.

After surgery, high blood pressure can make it more difficult for the body to recover and heal. It can slow down the healing process, increase the risk of infection, and make it more difficult for the body to fight off other complications.

Additionally, the blood pressure medications you take may interact badly with anesthesia medications. You should follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about which medications to take before surgery and which to stop taking.

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