High BP/Surgery

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I had a pre-op including a EKG, chest xray, and blood work for a spinal surgery done a month ago which showed everything was normal. However my surgery got postponed due to my other schedule. My neurosurgeon said it'd be fine to proceed without another pre-op except blood work that'll be done in the day of my surgery. However, I developed high blood pressure since my last pre-op and am on BP meds now. Is this something I need to mention to my surgeon that perhaps will make me have another pre-op done prior to the surgery?

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    Oh absolutely! Any changes in your health or meds should always be reported to your surgeon.
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    You should  not have to repeat the pre-op just because you are taking an anithypertensive drug, however you should mention the drug you are taking, just so they are aware.  Good luck with your surgery
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    YES. Also, please make sure your anesthesiologist is aware of this as well when and if you speak to him/her. They is the one who is going to keep you alive and well during surgery and may need to make some adjustments to your anesthetic care because of this. Good luck on your surgery! 
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