Post-op Navigator Progress:
Post-Operative Hypertension Medications
ACE Inhibitors/Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers: If you are on an ACE inhibitor or Angiotensin II receptor blocker (for example: Lisinopril, Losartan, Ramipril, Valsartan, Candesartan, Enalapril, Irbesartan, or Benazepril) and were instructed to hold it 24 hours prior to surgery, you should resume it the morning of post-op day one.
Diuretics (water pills): Stop all diuretic medications (example: hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide/lasix, spironolactone, etc.) for the first week after surgery. Discuss with surgical team at your first post-op visit about resuming these meds.
- Continue all non-diuretic blood pressure medications.
- Monitor your blood pressure (can use a cuff at home or go to the pharmacy).
- If your BP is normal (110-150/60-85), continue your medications as instructed at the time of your discharge.
- If your BP is consistently high (> 150/85) then contact prescribing physician for advice on whether to resume or add BP meds.
- If your BP is consistently low (< 110/60) stop all blood pressure medications and call the surgical team as soon as possible.
- If you experience any significant swelling in your legs, shortness of breath or chest pain, please call the office immediately or go to your nearest Emergency Room.