Hypertension 2021 Jun 21:HYPERTENSIONAHA12117279. Epub 2021 Jun 21.
Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville (R.M., G.C., S.B., J.C., T.O.-B., R.R., A.S., A.K., A.B., M.C., M.S.S.).
Physicians routinely order blood pressure (BP) medications on an as needed basis or pro re nata to control BPs in hospitalized patients. We hypothesized that treatment of inpatients, who do not have a hypertensive emergency, with the use of antihypertensive medication on an as needed basis could lead to adverse outcomes. Four thousand two hundred nineteen patients who received BP medications on an as needed basis in addition to scheduled antihypertensive medications were matched 1:1 using propensity matching to those who received only scheduled BP medications. Read More