BackgroundAbout Pre-Operative Hypertension
This pathway demonstrates the approach to hypertension if detected at preassessment. The preassessment team will give the patient a letter to present to their GP indicating that hypertension is present and requires optimisation. The patient will be contacted by preassessment six months later, and if no further action has been taken it is possible that their elective operation will be cancelled.
BP > 160/100mmHg
- Letter to GP for information
BP > 180/110mmHg
- Procedure on hold
- Pre-Operative optimisation required