Q&A With Michael Farkouh From the University of Toronto: Monitoring Blood Pressure and Stroke Risk in Bypass Patients

SEPTEMBER 08, 2015
Adam Hochron
If a patient requires bypass surgery one of the factors doctors will look at when considering the operation is the person's blood pressure. A recent study looked at whether it could be safe to operate when the patient's pressure is higher or lower than previously accepted.

Michael Farkouh, MD, MSc, from the University of Toronto discussed a recent study that was done looking at this topic during the European Society of Cardiology's annual conference in London. 

In addition to monitoring blood pressure doctors must also consider a patient's stroke risk when looking at potential bypass surgery. There are ways to minimize the risk of a stroke and other ways doctors can help control blood pressure in these patients.

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