Revista Colombiana de Anestesiología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-3347
MONTOYA BOTERO, Beatriz Helena; OLIVEROS WILCHES, Clara Inés e MORENO MARTINEZ, Diego Alberto. Managing hypotension induced by spinal anesthesia for caesarean section. Rev. colomb. anestesiol. [online]. 2009, vol.37, n.2, pp. 131-140. ISSN 0120-3347.
Spinal anaesthesia-induced hypotension in pregnant patients undergoing caesarean section is this anaesthetic technique´s most common side-effect and is associated with adverse maternal and foetal outcomes. This document provides a descriptive review highlighting this condition´s frequency, pathophysiology, clinical importance, definition, prophylactic and therapeutic treatment. Anaesthesiologists involved in maternity care should be aware of the significance, implications and therapeutic approach to hypotension which may result in maternal-foetal pair morbidity and mortality.
Palavras-chave : hypotension; spinal anesthesia; vasopressor agent.