Risk of Intraoperative Hypotension with Loop Diuretics: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ABSTRACT There is growing concern regarding the safety of blood pressure-lowering medications administered during the perioperative period. Whether loop diuretics also induce intraoperative hypotension is uncertain. Our objective was to compare the effects of continuing or withholding furosemide on the day of noncardiac elective surgery on intraoperative hypotension among chronic users of furosemide.
A double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial was conducted at 3 North American university centers between September 2000 and December 2006. Participants were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive either furosemide or placebo on the day of surgery. The primary outcome was risk of developing intraoperative hypotension. A priori secondary outcomes included risk of heart failure; composite cardiovascular event (myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, stroke or transient ischemic attack, or death); and change in renal function and electrolytes.
Of the 212 patients enrolled, 193 patients underwent surgery. There was no significant difference in risk of developing intraoperative hypotension between the furosemide (49%) and placebo (51.9%) groups (relative risk [RR], 0.95; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.72-1.24; P = .78). The intraoperative administration of vasopressors and fluids were similar between both groups. The risk of developing postoperative cardiovascular events was not significantly different between those randomized to furosemide (4.8%) or placebo (2.8%) (RR, 1.73; 95% CI, 0.42-7.06; P = .49). There was no significant difference in renal function or electrolytes between the 2 groups.
Among elective, noncardiac surgeries in patients chronically treated with furosemide, the administration of furosemide on the day of surgery did not significantly increase the risk for intraoperative hypotension.
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ABSTRACT: The aging population and an epidemic of heart failure have led to an increasing volume of noncardiac surgical procedures being performed in patients with heart failure. Knowledge pertaining to perioperative risk stratification and management among this diverse and complex cohort of patients has therefore become increasingly important. Most available data regarding the management of patients with heart disease undergoing noncardiac surgery is specific to patients with ischemic heart disease, and focuses on the prevention of ischemia and its subsequent complications. This review instead specifically explores the available data regarding the epidemiology and outcomes of the surgical patient with heart failure, with a focus on risk stratification and perioperative management.Current Heart Failure Reports 03/2013; DOI:10.1007/s11897-013-0136-x
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ABSTRACT: Background Hypotension is a common adverse effect of IV anaesthetics, especially during the induction of anaesthesia. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for intraoperative hypotension (IOH) in thyroid surgery, as well as to determine whether and to what extent IOH affects the occurrence of postoperative hypotension. Material and Methods The study included 1252 euthyroid patients, ASA 2 and ASA 3 status (American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification), who had thyroid surgery between 2007 and 2011. IOH was defined as a decrease in systolic blood pressure of >20% of baseline values. We studied the influence of demographic characteristics (sex, age, body mass index-BMI), comorbidity, type and duration of surgery, and anaesthesia on the occurrence of IOH. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression were used to determine predictors of occurrence of IOH. Results IOH was registered in 6.5% of patients. The most common operation was thyroidectomy. Patients with IOH were younger, had lower BMI, and significantly less often had hypertension as a coexisting disease. The multivariate regression model identified BMI and the absence of hypertension as a coexisting disease, and as independent predictors of occurrence of IOH. Significantly more patients with IOH had postoperative hypotension (9.9% vs. 2.4%, p=0.000). Conclusions IOH is common, even during operations of short duration and with minimal bleeding. It is necessary to pay special attention to these patients, given that many of these patients remained hypotensive during the postoperative period.Medical science monitor: international medical journal of experimental and clinical research 01/2013; 19:236-41. DOI:10.12659/MSM.883869 · 1.22 Impact Factor