Cardiovascular Alterations in the Parturient Undergoing Cesarean Delivery With Neuraxial Anesthesia

Katherine W Arendt; Jochen D Muehlschlegel; Lawrence C Tsen


Expert Rev of Obstet Gynecol. 2012;7(1):59-75. 

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Five-year View

Advances in invasive, and particularly noninvasive, methods of CO measurement will allow improved monitoring of the parturient undergoing CD. In the next 5 years, these methods of monitoring CO will undergo further evaluation, validation and application in research and clinical environments. Improved hemodynamic monitoring should allow better understanding, titration and timing of vasopressor and fluid regimens in the parturient undergoing cesarean delivery. Ultimately, this may mitigate some of the hemodynamic variations associated with neuraxial techniques and improve known and unknown maternal and fetal parameters associated with favorable outcomes.


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