Positional blood pressure change and the risk of hypotension during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery: an observational study.

@article{Jeon2010PositionalBP,
  title={Positional blood pressure change and the risk of hypotension during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery: an observational study.},
  author={Young-Tae Jeon and Jung-won Hwang and Mi-Hyun Kim and Ah-Young Oh and Kyo Hoon Park and Hee Pyoung Park and Younsuk Lee and Sang-Hwan Do},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={712-5}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated whether preoperative positional arterial blood pressure change predicted hypotension and ephedrine requirement during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. METHODS Arterial blood pressure was measured in 66 women undergoing cesarean delivery in the supine and the right lateral positions. Positional blood pressure change was defined as the difference between mean blood pressure in the right lateral and supine positions. Hypotension (<80% baseline) was recorded… CONTINUE READING