Venous emboli occurring caesarean section: the effect of patient position.

@article{Fong1991VenousEO,
  title={Venous emboli occurring caesarean section: the effect of patient position.},
  author={Jill Fong and Farida Gadalla and Maurice Druzin},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1991},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={191-5}
}
The effect of position, horizontal versus 5 degrees reverse Trendelenburg's, on the incidence of venous emboli during Caesarean section was evaluated in 207 patients. Venous emboli were diagnosed using precordial ultrasonic Doppler monitoring. In the horizontal position, 44% (60 of 134) parturients had venous emboli compared with 1% (1 of 73) parturients in the 5 degrees reverse Trendelenburg's position (P less than 0.0001). Epidural anaesthesia was performed in 171 patients, and 36 patients… CONTINUE READING