Revista Cubana de Medicina
On-line version ISSN 1561-302X
PINO ALFONSO, Pedro Pablo et al. Broncoscopia y tensión arterial en un grupo de pacientes sometidos a este estudio. Rev cubana med [online]. 2001, vol.40, n.3, pp. 176-180. ISSN 1561-302X.
Taking as a basis what is described in literature about the elevation of heart rate, of respiration and of the arterial pressure during bronchoscopy, a prospective study was conducted among 84 patients whose arterial pressure was measured before and during that procedure. Variables such as age, sex, race, systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure were studied. The following results were obtained: the average elevation of the systolic, dyastolic and mean arterial pressure, both in the normotensive and in the hypertensive was statistically significant. The same happened when the group of normotensive was compared with the hypertensive before and during the test. On analyzing the variables sex, age and race in relation to the behavior of the arterial pressure no significant differences were found
Keywords : BRONCHOSCOPY [adverse effects]; BLOOD PRESSURE; HYPERTENSION [etiology]; HYPERTENSION [prevention & control]; RISK FACTORS; STRESS, PSYCHOLOGICAL; PREOPERATIVE CARE.