n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular instability during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Spinal anaesthesia is the method of choice for caesarean section. There is however a significant associated morbidity and mortality in South Africa, particularly in inexperienced hands. This review provides recommendations for safe practice for anaesthetists at all levels of expertise, with particular reference to the management of haemodynamic instability.

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