Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 16th, 2003
"In this prospective cohort study, we compared the incidence and severity of spinal anesthesia (SA)-associated hypotension in severely preeclamptic (n = 30) versus healthy (n = 30) parturients undergoing cesarean delivery. After the administration of IV fluids, SA was performed with hyperbaric 0.5% bupivacaine, sufentanil, and morphine," scientists in France reported.
"Blood pressure (BP) was recorded before and at 2-min intervals for 30 min after SA. Clinically significant hypotension was defined as the need for ephedrine (systolic BP decrease to <100 mm Hg in healthy...
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