Article

Hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section in a resource-limited setting: towards a consensus definition

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2018.1550872
Author(s): SF ZwaneDiscipline of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, South Africa, DG BishopDepartment of Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain Management, South Africa, RN RodsethDepartment of Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain Management, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Intraoperative hypotension following spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section is associated with maternal morbidity and mortality. Because of inconsistent definitions the reported incidence of hypotension varies between 7% and 74%, making it almost impossible to set standard targets. Developing and adopting a clinically significant threshold for intraoperative hypotension will allow for benchmarking, comparison between studies, and consistency in guidelines and recommendations.

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