Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 415–421 | Cite as

Anaesthesia and pre-eclampsia

  • David H. Morison
Continuing Medical Education Article


Pre-eclampsia remains a major cause of maternal and fetal mortality but many complications can be prevented by appropriate intervention. The anaesthetist should play a role in the overall as well as anaesthetic management of these patients. Epidural analgesia remains the method of choice for pain relief in pre-eclamptic patients during labour. Epidural anaesthesia may also be safely used for operative delivery in pre-eclampsia, as can general anaesthesia if precautions against precipitate hypertension are taken.


Obstet Gynecol Central Venous Pressure Epidural Analgesia Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Magnesium Sulfate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Morison
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaMcMaster UniversityHamilton

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