Epidural-associated hypotension is more common among severely preeclamptic patients in labor.

@article{Vricella2012EpiduralassociatedHI,
  title={Epidural-associated hypotension is more common among severely preeclamptic patients in labor.},
  author={Laura K Vricella and Judette Marie Louis and Brian M. Mercer and Norman Bolden},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={207 4},
  pages={
          335.e1-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether severe preeclampsia is associated with increased maternal hypotension or fetal heart rate abnormalities after epidural anesthesia placement during labor. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of 100 women with severe preeclampsia and 100 normotensive controls who underwent epidural anesthesia during labor from May 2008 to July 2011. Blood pressures during 2-minute time intervals for 20 minutes postepidural were compared with baseline measurements. Fetal heart… CONTINUE READING
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