J Korean Dent Soc Anesthesiol.  2007 Dec;7(2):126-130. 10.17245/jkdsa.2007.7.2.126.

Failure of Intravenous Sedation due to Significant Hypertension: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Il-song Education Foundation Hallym University Dental Hospital, Korea. balrar@hanmail.net

Abstract

Sedation is often indicated for the relief of anxiety for outpatient oral surgery. In combination with local anesthesia, it is safe and effective method of treatment. However, it is not always effective in allowing the physician to complete the planned oral surgery procedure. On occasion, a procedure is left unfinished due to patient combativeness and discomfort and hypertension in spite of increase in sedative doses. Episodic increases in blood pressure were most commonly caused by light anesthesia or sedation and by the patient's experience of pain during treatment. Female patient was 42 years old. blood pressure is 150/90 mmHg. Extraction and implant surgery was done under IV sedation. During seadtion, her blood pressure was increased (200/100 mmHg). Surgery was stopped. She was done monitoring blood pressure. The blood pressure was decreased to 130/90 mmHg. Sedation was failed due to significant hypertension. Blood pressure is seldom increased during sedation but we should evaluate the patient's medical history and know guideline for hypertension crisis

Keyword

Sedation; Hypertension

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia
Anesthesia, Local
Anxiety
Blood Pressure
Female
Humans
Hypertension*
Methods
Outpatients
Surgery, Oral
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