Defining hypotension in the emergency department and in the pre-hospital setting: A hospital-based cohort study

Abstract

Background Systolic blood pressure is a key parameter when identifying patients in shock. However, the systolic blood pressure level below which a given patient should be considered hypotensive is subject to debate. Furthermore, recent studies have advocated higher systolic blood pressure thresholds than the traditionally recognized 90 mmHg. The aim of this study was to identify the best performing systolic blood pressure thresholds with regards to predicting 7-day mortality and to evaluate the applicability of these in the emergency department and in the pre-hospital setting.

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@inproceedings{Kristensen2015DefiningHI, title={Defining hypotension in the emergency department and in the pre-hospital setting: A hospital-based cohort study}, author={Anders KB Kristensen and Jon Gitz Holler and S\oren Mikkelsen and Jesper Hallas and Annmarie Lassen}, year={2015} }