Incidence and risk factors for side effects of spinal anesthesia.

  title={Incidence and risk factors for side effects of spinal anesthesia.},
  author={Randall L Carpenter and Robert A. Caplan and David L. Brown and Claire Stephenson and Roger Wu},
  volume={76 6},
We prospectively studied 952 patients to identify the incidence of hypotension (systolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg), bradycardia (heart rate less than 50 beats/min), nausea, vomiting, and dysrhythmia during spinal anesthesia. Historical, clinical, and physiologic data were correlated with the incidence of these side effects by univariate and multivariate analysis. Hypotension developed in 314 patients (33%), bradycardia in 125 (13%), nausea in 175 (18%), vomiting in 65 (7%), and… CONTINUE READING
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