Management of blood pressure in neurosurgical and neurocritical patients

Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2020 May;67 Suppl 1:39-44. doi: 10.1016/j.redar.2020.01.011.
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The etiological and pathophysiological differences between diseases that may require a neurosurgical intervention or the establishment of neurocritical care make it impossible to talk about the control of blood pressure in the neurocritical or neurosurgical patient in a generic manner. With this reasoning in mind, we decided to review separately the control of blood pressure in some of the pathologies we most frequently faced in clinical practice. The topics reviewed are: cranial brain trauma, acute ischemic stroke, intracranial aneurysm surgery, cerebral arteriovenous malformation surgery, brain tumor surgery, spinal cord surgery and acute spinal cord injury.

Keywords: Acute spinal cord injury; Aneurisma intracraneal; Blood pressure; Brain tumor; Cerebral arteriovenous malformations; Intracranial aneurysm; Lesión medular aguda; Malformación arteriovenosa cerebral; Presión arterial; Traumatic brain injury; Traumatismo craneoencefálico; Tumor cerebral.

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  • Case Reports