Vasopressors in obstetrics: what should we be using?

@article{Kee2006VasopressorsIO,
  title={Vasopressors in obstetrics: what should we be using?},
  author={Warwick D Ngan Kee and Kim Sun Khaw},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={238-43}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Historically, ephedrine has been recommended as the best vasopressor in obstetrics because animal studies showed it caused less reduction in uterine blood flow compared with alpha-agonists. Recent clinical evidence, however, suggests that this is not as important as initially thought. This review evaluates current data with a focus on spinal anesthesia for cesarean section. RECENT FINDINGS Ephedrine and phenylephrine have been most investigated. Advantages of ephedrine… CONTINUE READING

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