Managing Perioperative Hypertension in Ambulatory Surgery Pa
- In the survey, 65% of responders said they would proceed to the operating room (OR) for a patient with hypertension and a blood pressure of 165/105 mm Hg, whereas only 6.7% would proceed if the blood pressure was 185/115 mm Hg.

- In addition, 53% of responders said they would proceed to the OR for a patient without hypertension and a blood pressure of 165/105 mm Hg, whereas only 4.4% would proceed if the blood pressure was 185/115 mm Hg. Variation about what defined perioperative hypertension also existed among providers.

- “The findings were interesting in that attendings were less likely to cancel the procedure in five of the six scenarios, as compared with residents or CRNAs [certified registered nurse anesthetists],” Dr. O’Rourke said. “This is the first step in identifying what providers are doing in terms of canceling cases on the day of surgery....

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