How are exacerbations in tachycardia and hypertension prevented in the initial treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Answer

To prevent exacerbations in tachycardia and hypertension, patients should be treated with IV morphine sulfate. This reduces the force of cardiac contraction and the dP/dt and may thus delay rupture.


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