Determination of Spinal Anesthesia Induced Hypotension in Cesarean Section
Lignocaine & Myoclonus
Background: Spinal anesthesia is the global standard method of anesthesia for cesarean section. The present study was conducted to determine spinal anesthesia induced hypotension in cesarean section in study group. Subjects and Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Anesthesia. It comprised of 68 pregnant women in age range 18-30 years. In all patients, ASA grade, gravidity, history of previous cesarean section and hypotension was recorded. Results: Age group 18-22 years had 32 patients, 23-27 years had 22 and 27-30 years had 14 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). ASA grade I was seen in 48 patients and II in 20 patients. Gravidity 1 was seen in 24, 2 in 16, 3 in 15 and 4 in 13. 46 had 1 previous cesarean section and 22 had 2. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Mild hypotension was present in 2, moderate in 3 and severe in 6. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).Conclusion: Authors found that hypotension is frequently seen in cesarean section. In this study, 11 patients exhibited spinal anesthesia induced hypotension.