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Hetastarch for the Treatment of Perioperative Hypotension

  • E. T. Riley

Abstract

There is substantial laboratory and clinical evidence that hetastarch is an effective volume replacement product. Because it tends to stay intravascular and not be distributed to the extracellular fluid space, compared to crystalloids, it causes less edema and is a more effective volume replacement. How much of an effect this has on outcome is probably small, but significant enough to justify its use in higher risk cases. Significant side effects are rare.

Keywords

Hydroxyethyl Starch Volume Replacement Starch Solution Crystalloid Solution Intravascular Volume Expansion 
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