16. Low Blood Pressure

  1. David Vaughan,
  2. Neville Robinson,
  3. Nuala Lucas and
  4. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch16

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

How to Cite

Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N. and Arulkumaran, S. (2010) Low Blood Pressure, in Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch16

Author Information

  1. Harrow and London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178211

Online ISBN: 9781444323948

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Keywords:

  • low blood pressure;
  • hypotension, causes in parturients - key diagnosis, excluding haemorrhage;
  • levels of morbidity and mortality - associated with perinatal haemorrhage;
  • principal causes of hypotension in parturients;
  • hypotension, initial management - aimed at simultaneous low BP correction;
  • haemorrhage management - other major causes of hypotension;
  • uterine rupture, in approximately 1:10 000 pregnancies;
  • uterine rupture causes;
  • anaesthetic causes - hypotension after routine epidural/spinal for labour;
  • central venous access and pressure measurement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Management of hypotension

  • Obstetric emergencies

  • Anaesthetic causes

  • Drug causes

  • Central venous access and pressure measurement