Intraoperative Blood Pressure and Cognitive Performance
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The purpose of this study is to prospectively determine the association between incidence of neurological morbidity and minimum fractional blood pressure reached during laminectomy procedures under general anesthesia in hypertensive and normotensive subjects 40 years old and older.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
40 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- individuals 40 years of age and older, undergoing laminectomy under general anesthesia.
English as first language, or as a learned language as long as the patient is proficient
No history of any neurological disease with the exception of patients without functional impairment who suffered a single episode of transient ischemic attack
No history of axis I psychiatric diagnosis or drug abuse
40 years old or older
Undergoing laminectomy under general anesthesia
Must not take antihypertensive medication for purposes other than treatment of hypertension