oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Guest editorial



Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL 4 To the Editor right atrial pressure12, which may be prevented by the administration of anticholinergic agents in high-risk parturients (heart rate < 60 prior to spinal, prolonged PR interval, age < 25 years, block above T2).13 The use of preload, ephedrine and phenylephrine for prevention and treatment of post-spinal hypotension was comprehensively covered by Lamacroft. A rare but extremely dangerous situation is the development of hypotension and/or bradycardia associated with a decreased level of consciousness. This is an indication for urgent administration of adrenalin in boluses of 50-200 mcg (0.5- 2ml of a solution of ..


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