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Abstract

Hypotension in the perioperative period may be either accidental or induced. Excessively low levels of hypotension can reduce organ perfusion to such a degree that organ function or viability are reduced or threatened. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the effects of hypotension on a number of vital organ systems, and the practical consequences for the anaesthetist.

Keywords

Cardiac Output Cerebral Blood Flow Arterial Blood Pressure Systemic Vascular Resistance Sodium Nitroprusside 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Woerlee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity Hospital of LeidenThe Netherlands

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